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Parksley in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Class X23 Box Car

Pennsylvania R.R. 499303

— Eastern Shore Railway Museum —

 
 
Class X23 Box Car Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 17, 2021
1. Class X23 Box Car Marker
Inscription.  
The Class X23 Box Car was adopted by the Pennsylvania R.R. as a standard box car in 1912. It was their first 40 footer standard box car and was also their first built with a steel underframed steel body with wood sheathing.

Most of the Class X23 cars were converted to work equipment service and were designated as "tool and supply" cars.

The P.R.R. 499303 was built on Sept. 19, 1913 by the Western Steel Car and Foundry Co. for the Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroad. It was then sold to the P.R.R. in 1942.
 
Erected by Eastern Shore Railway Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1913.
 
Location. 37° 47.045′ N, 75° 39.186′ W. Marker is in Parksley, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker can be reached from Dunne Avenue, 0.1 miles north of County Road T-1804, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18468 Dunne Ave, Parksley VA 23421, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lightweight Sleeping Car (a few steps from this

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marker); Maintenance-of-Way Tool Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Diner #6061 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Railroad Tracks That Run Through Parksley (within shouting distance of this marker); Barber Shop Bench (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hopeton Passenger Station (within shouting distance of this marker); This corner portion of the brick foundation (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parksley.
 
Class X23 Box Car image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 17, 2021
2. Class X23 Box Car
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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