Re: LIFE: Rock Island train yard filled with freig... - Hosted by Google


Don Worthy wrote:
I see one of those "wagon top" box cars. Guess it's B&O. It's in the
distant center.

Yes, it is with its original door. If the date for the photo is correct
it would be a recently repainted boxcar as the "Linking 13 Great States"
emblem was first adopted in mid-1945 according to Chris Barkan's
document titled "B&O Boxcar Lettering Arrangements 1920s - 1960s".

Freight cars really got dirty during the steam era.

Bob Witt

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