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PC: Re: Re: PRR X-42 Boxcars...
- Subject: PC: Re: Re: PRR X-42 Boxcars...
- From: "Patrick Harris" <seaboardempire@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 20:32:16 -0600
There was an article AND drawings of them in (I think) RMC some years
ago---unless I am thinking of the MP car that was similar to them. Or not.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lon Godshall" <lon10 -AT- ptdprolog.net>
To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 8:09 PM
Subject: PC: Re: PRR X-42 Boxcars...
> <<< I recently seen a picture taken in 1975 of an ex-PRR X-42 boxcar,
> 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
> 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
> 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
> up in NY state to this day. The trucks were still express. PC/CR used it
> 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
> travelled in the train.
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