PRR Chartiers Branch - Cars
The trains consisted of lots of coal cars, such as H21a hoppers and GLa gondolas, not only for coal, but also for scrap and source materials. Lots of outside-braced, mostly wooden box cars. Flat cars and depressed-center flat cars were used by the Pennsylvania Transformer company and by companies shipping odd-sized or over-sized items (with idler cars). Tank cars were rare. Refrigerator and stock cars were never observed on the line. Cabin cars observed were N5b, N5c, N6b, and N8. All according to eye-witnesses. (source of photo of PRR X26 from the author's collection)