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I love the stencil on this one in 1972 - It's an X26F rebuild of
course, but it's age hasn't changed. :-)
On 5/14/2022 10:13 AM, Brian Carlson via groups.io wrote:
Based on ORER data 3
Pennsy X26 made 1963 in revenue series. However, I’d take that
with a grain of salt. They probably weren’t actually in service,
just stored not yet white-lined.
unmodified USRA cars in the 60’s are unlikely.
I don't know of any USRA double sheathed cars that
survived un-rebuilt in the 1960's. There
were still a few all-steel rebuilds but that's a whole
The only single sheathed USRA cars I know survived more
or less intact into the 1960's were
the D&H cement cars which received hatches and
hopper bottoms. (Tichy kit)
On 5/14/2022 3:37 AM, Jim Mischke wrote:
I find that the RPCycs cut off at 1960. By publisher
and author expressed intent. Like a certain freight
There is no information about freight car lives beyond
1960 in images or narrative. Not even a hint.
If a researcher seeks 1960's information on old freight
cars, one must build on an RPCyc article with additoinal
Certainly Rapido used all available resources in their
product research. I would surmise that we might see
more USRA-derived boxcars from Rapido. As prolific as
they are, they do not mind some tooling commonalities.
I have no inside information on this.