PRR class X26 USRA ss boxcar in 1948


Benjamin Hom
 

Elden Gatwood wrote:
"Can anyone read the end lettering and car number?"

Looks like PRR 37724, which would put it in the PRR 37100-39865 series.  Note also the 1932 ARA boxcar with Pullman flat ends coupled to the PRR Class X26.  It's not a proposed 1923 ARA design boxcar because it has a tabbed side sill.  My guess is it's from NC&StL 18000-18499; the car appears to have a "Dixieland" slogan above the reporting marks, and lacks the large herald to the right of the door that you'd expect from one of the other possibilities, Seaboard.


"I see an end door box car back there."

A single-sheathed 50 ft boxcar, by the looks of it.


"B&O M-15 to left?"

A Class M-15 wagontop rebuild, or a newly-built Class M-53


Ben Hom


Brian Stokes
 

Anyone know what the diamond shaped placard on the end of the car at far left is? 

The switch leading to the track the locomotive is on with its points inside the crossover switch is an interesting detail as well. Would be fun to model. 

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Brian Stokes
North Point Street in Proto:48


Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Brian and List Members,
 
Brian wrote: "The switch leading to the track the locomotive is on with its points inside the crossover switch is an interesting detail as well. Would be fun to model"
 
Isn't that simply a three-way switch? In which case these are commercially made and available...
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2021 8:07 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR class X26 USRA ss boxcar in 1948

Anyone know what the diamond shaped placard on the end of the car at far left is? 

The switch leading to the track the locomotive is on with its points inside the crossover switch is an interesting detail as well. Would be fun to model. 

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Brian Stokes
North Point Street in Proto:48


Douglas Harding
 

Yes, it’s a three way switch, with one leg being used in a crossover. Commercial component readily available to model that trackwork, in most scales.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 8:41 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR class X26 USRA ss boxcar in 1948

 

Hi Brian and List Members,

 

Brian wrote: "The switch leading to the track the locomotive is on with its points inside the crossover switch is an interesting detail as well. Would be fun to model"

 

Isn't that simply a three-way switch? In which case these are commercially made and available...

 

Claus Schlund

 

 

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, April 05, 2021 8:07 PM

Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR class X26 USRA ss boxcar in 1948

 

Anyone know what the diamond shaped placard on the end of the car at far left is? 

 

The switch leading to the track the locomotive is on with its points inside the crossover switch is an interesting detail as well. Would be fun to model. 


--
Brian Stokes
North Point Street in Proto:48


Brian Stokes
 

Interesting. I always thought a three way switch was more compact than that ... 

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Brian Stokes
North Point Street in Proto:48