Seeking information on a 40' boxcar . . . . . .

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Seeking information on a 40' boxcar . . . . . .

Postby n2qhvRMLI » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:29 pm

Gentle Forum Members,

This 40’ boxcar, painted as a PRR asset, is located at the Wellsboro & Corning Railroad, Wellsboro, PA. They used it as a storage van and in photo freights on their Tioga Central Railroad excursion operation.

They do not have accurate historic data on this car. Could any Forum Members lend some light on this car? They believe it was constructed in 1960. Does this look like an original PRR car or is it a “fantasy paint job?” Any data on class dimensions, weight would also be helpful.

The Railroad Museum of Long Island is investigating the purchase and move of this car to our Museum at Greenport for use as a freight exhibit/video theatre and storage space. Any information and guidance on this car is appreciated.

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Thank you for helping,
Don Fisher, PRRT&HS #6837

Railroad Museum of Long Island
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Re: Seeking information on a 40' boxcar . . . . . .

Postby ExCon90 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:10 pm

I don't have specific knowledge of the car, but the keystone looks way too high, and the style of lettering and numerals on the reporting marks doesn't look like anything usually seen on a PRR car. Also, there's no CAPY along with the LD LMT and LT WT, and I never heard of a PRR boxcar with a 3-digit number; and the load limit looks high to me for a 40-foot boxcar. And were they still making 40-foot boxcars in 1960?
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Re: Seeking information on a 40' boxcar . . . . . .

Postby n2qhvRMLI » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:17 pm

Ex Con 90,

It's beginning to look allot like a PRR X-54. Built at the Holidaysburg Shops from 1960 - 1966.

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Re: Seeking information on a 40' boxcar . . . . . .

Postby Statkowski » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:34 pm

Here's the webpage from the R.R. Museum of Pa. showing the exact same car:

http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/about/roster/x54.shtml
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