Re: FW: [Ops-Ind] marking "Buffalo" grain-loading cars -1951
Gatwood, Elden J SAD
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While there may have been some instance of PRR cars being used for grain
service, and even equipped with temporary grain doors, according to several
PRR guys I trust to have the story correct, the triangle between the name and
number was not used to designate that service. The 610000-620999 series' of
cars were all segregated for maintenance; some, perhaps all leased cars. It
included box cars of several sub-classes, but also gondola cars, which had
the traingle on top of a rib to center it above the number. These included
G34 610000-611999, G31A 612000-614999, and others.
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Brian
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] FW: [Ops-Ind] marking "Buffalo" grain-loading cars -1951
Interesting, I've heard other reasons given for the PRR triangle and NYC
Star. I'd like to find the article to read it.
The star being cars that were supposed to stay on line (Terry Link's
website) and the Triangle having to do with maintenance, Not aware of any PRR
boxes having grain doors either. (at work so I don't have that source handy).
On Mon, 28 Sep 2009 14:05:26 -0600, Aley, Jeff A wrote
Forwarded from the Railway Ops group.