[EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR Livestock Cars (1941)


Bruce Smith
 

Claus,

No need to try to decipher the markings. The only possible cars for the right-hand car would be K7 or K7A. Since the car to the left is a K8, that makes the car to the right a K7A due to the matching height. 
K7 11' 8 1/4"
K7A 12' 3 1/8"
K8 12' 6"

Of course, the rarity of the K7 at this time also makes it very unlikely that one is pictured.

And yes, the K7A class was rebuilt from X24 automobile cars, and show the distinctive "I can't decide if I want a Pratt or Howe truss" design of the PRR's X23 series of cars 😉

The K7A is available from BLI in both HO and N scale and the K8 is available in HO from F&C, making almost the entire range of PRR stock cars of my era (just 3 years after the photo) available!

Regards,
Bruce 
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


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Hi Bob and List Members,
 
I think I can just make out the class marking as K7a on the right-most stock car. My memory (could be wrong) is that these cars were rebuilt from class X24 auto box cars.
 
Also note the ARMOUR stock car discernable between the two PRR cars.
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 
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Photo: PRR Livestock Cars (1941)

Photo from the Library of Congress:

https://www.loc.gov/resource/fsa.8c19605/

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA