Baltimore & Ohio Box Cars May 1938


Richard Wilkens
 

Recently I purchased 8 negatives off of Ebay that are of several B&O box cars at Richmond, WV in May 1938. Hope some will find these of interest.

Richard Wilkens


Eric Hansmann
 

Nice shots, Richard! Thanks for sharing. 

I suspect the location was Richwood, WV, as there isn’t a Richmond in WV. This was deep in the heart of hardwood lumber country. The mill is long gone. 

The M-26c box car has KD brake hardware and in the original paint and lettering. The M-53 wagon top cars have Duryea cushion underframes and wear the latest B&O lettering. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Jun 5, 2022, at 5:21 PM, Richard Wilkens <railsnw123@...> wrote:

Recently I purchased 8 negatives off of Ebay that are of several B&O box cars at Richmond, WV in May 1938. Hope some will find these of interest.

Richard Wilkens
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Richard Wilkens
 

Eric, Your right, it is Richwood and it is written on the sleeves, guess I need stronger glasses :)

Richard


Bruce Hendrick
 

Beautiful images. Thanks for sharing.

Bruce Hendrick
Brea, California


steve_wintner
 

Yes, thank you. I've never noticed the taper at the top of those doors on the M-53 before. If i recall, my f&c wagon top's doors  do not have that, I may need to consider surgery. 

Steve