PRR 2D5P Trucks on BEj and BEk Baggage cars?

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Wed Feb 29 13:07:01 EST 2012

The BEk is the one you are looking for. (The BEj is an entirely different
design). N&W class for the trucks under the BEj was T-52. They were also used
under the BMh (a PRR design) and the M1 (car not PRR design, but the trucks
were). Have you tried looking up the drawings from the archives on the N&WHS
site?  Hope this information will help you do so.       Jim Nichols

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Subject: PRR 2D5P Trucks on BEj and BEk Baggage cars?


I sent an email to the N&WHS Archives email contact several days ago, but
haven't heard anything as of yet, so I am submitting this to the N&W list in
hopes of expanding the net a bit.  Last year I inquired about the 1400 series
baggage/storage mail cars when I was working on an evaluation report for
possibly acquiring one for TVRM that was facing the scrapper.  Y'all responded
with a great amount of helpful information about what the N&WHS archives
contained, to which I am still very grateful.  Unfortunately for the car, it did
not survive, but its wheels do.  We determined that based on the condition of
the car and the fact that several examples of this car survive in far better
condition, that it just wasn't a good move for TVRM.

I am now working on another project for a fellow TVRM member that involves the
Pennsylvania RR 2D5P truck.  As getting things from the PRR collection in
Harrisburg or Strasburg from the PA State Archives requires navigating the
bureaucracy and spending money just to find out what they have, I thought I
might contact y'all again to see if you could be of assistance.  I am looking
for any and all drawings related to this truck, which the N&W appears to have
used under BEj and BEk class baggage/express cars.  The first question is to
determine that the truck is indeed the PRR 2D5P truck.  The Commonwealth pattern
number (casting number) is either V9252 or V9253.  The only difference is the
pedestal opening size.  If anyone can verify that the truck is the same, what
the N&W truck classification might have been, and what you may have as far as
drawings or details, we are willing to purchase copies relevant to these trucks.

Thank you for any help or assistance you may be able to provide.

Michael Brown3830 Portland Trail Drive
Suwanee, Georgia  30024
newriver400 at - email
404-433-1401 – cell
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