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Cajonpassfan

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REA box car question for the SPF's
« on: November 16, 2021, 08:16:13 PM »
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A quick question for our Pennsy fans/friends, please: were any of the 85400 series X43b's equipped/used/lettered for REA service? I'm looking at 1951-58-ish, while in their original small keystone scheme.
Thank you,
Otto K.
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Re: REA box car question for the SPF's
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2021, 05:41:19 AM »
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@Cajonpassfan , I cannot find any images with REA markings in the books referenced in the second link.  The PRR used many cars for many purposes.  Maybe the info in the first link helps.

https://jbritton.pennsyrr.com/index.php/tpm/latest-articles-blog/233-x43-series-box-car-information-for-modelers

http://prr.railfan.net/freight/classpage.html?class=X43

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Re: REA box car question for the SPF's
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2021, 09:49:04 PM »
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Thank you, John!
Otto

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Re: REA box car question for the SPF's
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2021, 02:49:10 PM »
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Otto:
I do not believe that any PRR X43 boxcars were equipped for use in passenger service.  A large group of X29s were equipped for use in passenger service and carried Railway Express lettering.

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Re: REA box car question for the SPF's
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2021, 09:03:25 PM »
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Thanks, Doug, kind of what I thought.
Appreciated,
Otto