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Re: Can anyone ID this car?

Posted by Frank Hicks on Tue Jul 29 13:28:01 2008, in response to Can anyone ID this car?, posted by Allan on Tue Jul 29 10:14:05 2008.

It's a Sperry inspection car, probably built by Brill judging by the design of the letterboard and by the fact that the near truck appears to be a Brill 27MCB2X or something similar. I wasn't able to find any photos of Sperry 121, but here's a picture of Sperry 120 from www.northeast.railfan.net:

It's the same basic design, right down to the unusual railroad roof and different-type trucks (the motor truck, on the left in this photo, is of a type commonly used on Brill motor cars; the 27MCB truck on the right was used by Brill on interurbans).

Fascinating photo of car 121; thanks for posting!

Frank Hicks


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