Re: N6B - origin of Mae West name
Bruce Smith wrote:
Third, subclasses matter. There was no N6 class on the PRR. There were however both the N6A and the N6B The N6A was the "original" design, having been rebuilt from ND "bobber" cabin cars, and possessing a tall, squared off cupola, slightly wider than the car body. The N6B was a subsequent modification of the N6A, with a rounded profile cupola to allow better clearances, especially in tunnels.
Bruce and all,
Not to pick nits, but as research on the N6 classes goes forward, I suspect the above statement needs to be modified:
As I say, research on this subject continues, both for an upcoming Keystone article and farther out for the PRRT&HS cabin car book.
Rick Tipton -- Louisville Kentucky
Member, Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society
A Fan of the Pennsylvania Railroad and especially its Lines West of Pittsburgh
HO Modeler of the late 1960's Pennsy in Ohio