Re: Images From The Historic Pittsburgh Image Collections
The first image shows track through the Homestead Mill complex on the
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad in April 1949. First of all, this
is a nice detail shot of the roof of Rock Island 25189. It also
shows the car number stenciled on the roof. This is something we've
seen occasionally on reefers.
Bob, I've seen that picture before. The number appears to be a chalk
marking, not a stencil. This car was built in 1946.