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Re: PC: PC sightings on vacation

In a message dated 06/04/2001 9:54:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
longodshall -AT- webtv.net writes:

The car number is on the south side doorway.

Shame I didn't know you were in the area.
Because, about a mile west of there is an NS MW dept. They still have an
old PC yellow  boxcar there for storage. #60549 blt. 10-14  repack date
9-14-72 EASTON.
They even cut portholes and an end door  into this old X29.


      Were those portholes in the sides or on the ends? The reason I am
asking is that during W.W.II, because of a coach shortage, the "P" Co.
converted some boxcars into rather crude passenger cars. I'm not sure what
series or model was used for this conversion. If I recall correctly,
portholes were cut into the sides, the side doors were removed and the holes
covered up, doors were cut into the ends and wooden seats were fitted.
Perhaps you found one of these cars that escaped the scrappers torch?

Jim Reaves

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