Re: ex-PRR cars on Rutland or GMRR? also cars on the OERM
Phil,toggle quoted message Show quoted text
Check the center sill as the car numners were stenciled there.
From: buchwaldfam <duff@...>
Sent: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 16:45:48 -0000
Subject: [STMFC] Re: ex-PRR cars on Rutland or GMRR? also cars on the OERM
The two cars sitting in Middlebury have rectangular panel
roofs. The trucks are solid bearing types, however they are not the
original Andrews trucks... understandable since they ran in the
One car has been painted white with red roof and ends. The
other is in brown primer on one side and both ends, while the other
side is still in GMRR green with the words, "Terry's Pullman" neatly
stenciled next to the door. Both cars are "stock", with no MOW
I looked all over for enough paint to get a car number, but
had no luck. I even went back there in early evening and tried to
see if I could catch a shadow of the original numbers under the top
coat of paint, but they must have done a thorough job when they
Is there some sort of equivalent to an automobile "VIN" tag
that the PRR would have attached to the cars? Serial number
stampings in the sheet metal somewhere? Could a serial number on the
old USRA underframe be tied to a PRR number? I did see numerals
stamped on various pieces here and there, but they didn't mean
anything to me.
I haven't seen the car that is down in Rutland, but would
like to get down there if I get a weekend off.
The photo shows a diagonal panel roof, definitely in GMRR
paint, but like I wrote before, you can't make out a car number.
--- In STMFC@..., "Gatwood, Elden" <Elden.Gatwood@h...>
these cars, so we get the details right. While we know some ofwhat
roof went with what cars, specifics about any of them areespecially
useful in doing these cars up right for the magazine.some
images, we could particularly use:
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