Re: PRR Gon info request

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Al Kresse wrote:
What do you know about Penny's Kiesel and his involvement in PRR and USRA/ARA/AAR FC design? WE have his patent for an offset-side end side-panel trasition design and he is mention as being part of at least one of the USRA committees.
He was chair of the ARA Car Committee for awhile in the middle 1920s. You only have to read the otherwise-spare minutes of the ARA Transactions to recognize the arrogance of the man. He surely can't have helped PRR's reputation.

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