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Photo: PRR Boxcar 563144

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: PRR Boxcar 563144

A circa 1925 photo from the Grand Rapids Public Museum:

https://www.grpmcollections.org/Detail/objects/161518

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Friends,

The building the background made me very curious. What was Alabastine? Apparently a gypsum-based tinted plaster. 

Here is a Wikipedia link to the Alabastine Mine, now a secure underground storage facility: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabastine_Mine

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


On Sun, May 24, 2020 at 12:31 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Photo: PRR Boxcar 563144

A circa 1925 photo from the Grand Rapids Public Museum:

https://www.grpmcollections.org/Detail/objects/161518

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

al_brown03
 

Caption calls it an X29, but methinks it's an X25. (Door opens left.)

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

Eric Hansmann
 

The heavy end sill is another spotting feature of the X25. 

Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On May 24, 2020, at 2:02 PM, al_brown03 <abrown@...> wrote:

Caption calls it an X29, but methinks it's an X25. (Door opens left.)

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

Eric Hansmann
 

The X25 boxcar in this image seems to bear a 1915 weigh date. I’ve noticed the new paint on these cars did not wear well.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

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Photo: PRR Boxcar 563144

A circa 1925 photo from the Grand Rapids Public Museum:

https://www.grpmcollections.org/Detail/objects/161518

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA