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PC: Re: PRR X-42 Boxcars...

<<< I recently seen a picture taken in 1975 of an ex-PRR X-42 boxcar, still
in PRR paint in the "shadow-keystone" scheme.  If you haven't seen an X-42
before, it looks like someone grafted two 40' boxcars together end-to-end.
The car must be at least 70' long.  What I want to know is how many of these
cars made it to PC and if any were painted PC green.  Also, the picture I
seen is not the best, but it looks like the car rides on high-speed express
trucks like the ones used on several REA boxcars.  I would like to confirm

They aren't listed in the ORER I think they are in the Pass. equip. book.
Someone here may have a copy.
As for the trucks, the PC Hist. Soc. had a pic of an old X42 that is sitting
up in NY state to this day. The trucks were still express. PC/CR used it as
an MW storage box IIRC.
It was still in the PRR scheme and may even be the one you refer to.

  <<Were these cars perhaps used as head-end cars on passenger trains by
the PRR?  Any other information on these cars is appreciated...>>

I just saw some pics of them... but forget where. They were in express
service sitting at a station platform being unloaded. I don't know how they
travelled in the train.


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