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UP Mail Train


Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

Bruce,
The date on the mail train is 1957. I've uploaded the photo......including an ACL and PFE car as well.....in the STMFC archive. It sure doesn't look like an X-29.

Mike


Bruce F. Smith V.M.D., Ph.D. <smithbf@...>
 

Bruce,
The date on the mail train is 1957. I've uploaded the photo......including
an ACL and PFE car as well.....in the STMFC archive. It sure doesn't look
like an X-29.

Mike
Mike,

You're right, that ain't no X-29! In fact it takes us back to our original
discussion as it is an R-50b. Since I am not aware of any systematic
passenger car renumberings on the PRR between '53 and '57, the number on
this car must have been misread, as it should be in the series 2551-3100.
A VERY careful look at the image, and a little "imaginoscopic vision" (the
sort of thing we accuse radiologists of having in my trade <G>), and you
can see that the number is most likely 2748 and not 2248...nice DIRTY car!

Happy Rails
Bruce

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Benjamin Hom <bhom3@...>
 

Mike Brock observed:

"It sure doesn't look like an X-29."

That's because it isn't an express X29 - it's a Class R50b express reefer!


Ben Hom