My LIRR Website Update January 2017

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My LIRR Website Update January 2017

Postby nyandw » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:55 pm

Lots of material to kick off 2017: B40 Baggage Cars

B40 Express Car with Central Islip State hospital drill engine coupled to it laying up on the Central Islip team track 1933
Photo: George G. Ayling Archive: Dave Keller

As a baggage/express car, the class B40 cars were not designed as RPO (Railway Post Office) cars. As a point of curiosity, the window at the right of this image has a leftover sticker for the 1932 presidential candidate Herbert Hoover that someone stuck to the barred window. The bars were a security feature as express cars frequently carried cash remittances from way stations into the main office in Jamaica as well as cash payrolls and cash that was being carried privately.
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