Re: Renting of freight cars to the Yakima Valley Transportation Co.

Mike Brock <brockm@...>

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Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 3:59 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Renting of freight cars to the Yakima Valley Transportation Co.


Thank you very much for the notes on the Pennsy cars. If anyone else
has notes on any of the cars it is appreciated.

Richard Wilkens

--- In STMFC@..., "benjaminfrank_hom" <b.hom@...> wrote:
> I did a quick analysis on Richard Wilkens' spreadsheet and uploaded
> updated copy to the group Files section. The PRR cars are broken
> on the second sheet, with links to Rob Schoenberg's online
> diagrams to illustrate these cars. I also did some minor
formatting to
> make the spreadsheets print out more neatly.
> Some overall notes:
> - To reflect the organization of the Pennsy system at the time, I
> out the cars between PRR and Lines West. (The ORERs of the period
> separate listings for both.)
> - Unless otherwise noted, PRR "Lines East" cars belonged to PRR.
> The "Lines East" listings showed which predecessor road owned the
> Lines West did not make that distinction. Ownership initials were
> stenciled on cars painted in NK3 at the lower left corner of the
> side below the car class and built date. This practice continued
> the 1960s; ownership initials can be found to the right of the car
> class for cars painted in CK and later paint schemes.)
> - As expected, Class XL boxcars made up the largest single group of
> cars; however, there were a few surprises, including Class XG and
> truss rod boxcars that survived WWI, a Class X25 express boxcar,
and a
> new Class X26 USRA single sheathed boxcar.
> Ben Hom

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