Re: PRR ??3353


benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Bruce Smith wrote:
I would agree and add that the paint out above the PENNSYLVANIA is
"AUTOMOBILES". It looks like you can see the fresh paint where the
left 1/2 door was removed (note that the last letter or two of
PENNSYLVANIA appears brighter too)."

I disagree for two reasons:

- The paint out is too far to the left. The "AUTOMOBILES" stencil
was centered above the "PENNSYLVANIA" as show in these photos:

http://prr.railfan.net/freight/PRRdiagrams.html?diag=X28-
E71071.gif&fr=cl
http://prr.railfan.net/freight/freightphotos.html?
photo=BuildersPhotos/X28_58468_A34_BillLane.jpg&fr=clX28

- The original cars were not in the 120012-125000 series, but were
in three different series. If a rebuiding rush job were the case,
the car number should be fresh as well. Besides, the 1947 date of
the photo doesn't match up with the rebuilding dates, which was in
the mid-1930s.


Ben Hom

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