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 thedistant 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.