FW: [Ops-Ind] marking "Buffalo" grain-loading cars -1951

Aley, Jeff A

Forwarded from the Railway Ops group.


From: Ry-ops-industrialSIG@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Ry-ops-industrialSIG@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jim Moir
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 5:13 AM
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Subject: [Ops-Ind] marking "Buffalo" grain-loading cars -1951

"The white triangle is the new Pennsylvania Railroad designation for a PRR
Class A boxcar to be loaded with grain and other milling products, and
returned to Buffalo for reloading, when empty. Such cars are specially
coopered to make them tight and dry for grain hauling, and they are equipped
with special grain doors. ....you already know that the New York Central
marks its Buffalo grain service boxcars with a white star." The lead-in
question says the white triangle is centered between the railroad name and
car number.

Another tidbit from Railroad magazine. July 1951 page 67.


Jim Moir

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