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Date: 05/16/19 03:10
PRR Work Train Cars
Author: refarkas

It is a foggy morning in Barberton, Ohio in 1967 or 1968, and a string of Pennsylvania Railroad work train cars sit in the Akron and Barberton Belt yard.
Bob



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/16/19 03:11 by refarkas.




Date: 05/16/19 04:19
Re: PRR Work Train Cars
Author: Korigaoka1811

I always liked work trains with their old "demoted" equipment.  (Of course, I never had to work ot live in them.)  The second car from the left is my favorite here.  Looks like it was an old solarium lounge car who's glory days on the varnish were long gone.

John



Date: 05/16/19 05:43
Re: PRR Work Train Cars
Author: gcm

A great railroad scene.
Those heavyweight cars are a nice find.
To think those types of cars survived in work service (especially on the Santa Fe) for another +-20 years.
Gary



Date: 05/16/19 05:43
Re: PRR Work Train Cars
Author: boejoe

Bob, do you remember if they were painted yellow or still in former gray color?



Date: 05/16/19 06:41
Re: PRR Work Train Cars
Author: refarkas

I wish I remembered the color. I want to say they were yellow, but I'm not certain.
Bob



Date: 05/16/19 09:22
Re: PRR Work Train Cars
Author: Westbound

Very thoughtful photo. Makes you want to walk around and explore within that scene. Although the work train looks old and tired, I’ll bet the interior is relatively clean and ready for service since it could be needed for use with little, if any, time for prep.



Date: 05/16/19 12:35
Re: PRR Work Train Cars
Author: Kemacprr

All the PRR heavyweights in MOW service were yellow. ----------Ken



Date: 05/16/19 17:16
Re: PRR Work Train Cars
Author: rrpreservation

Very Cool!!

Thanks for sharing it.



Date: 05/16/19 22:00
Re: PRR Work Train Cars
Author: krm152

A nicely captured scene from a great era.
Thanks for yor posting.
ALLEN



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