Saturday, March 13, 2021

CPRR box car plate, 1865

From: "Steven Craig Alvord" scalvord1@mindspring.com

How many of those 1865 box car plates have been found?

CPL Iron Plate

CPL Iron Plate, verso
Photo's of the front and back of the unknown.



Compare with the real deal:

CPRR Baggage Car Plate, 1865.  Courtesy of the G. J. Graves Collection.
CPRR Baggage Car Plate, 1865.
Courtesy of the G. J. Graves Collection.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least three, likely more. Don't know how many total CPRR 1865 baggage car plates have been found, but they are very rare.

The person who would have known was G.J "Chris" Graves, who unfortunately is deceased, so we can now longer obtain his wisdom.

3/13/2021 9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Central Pacific Railroad is "CPRR," not "CPL."

3/16/2021 11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know what the above unknown's "CPL" logo stands for?

It is not from the Central Pacific Railroad. Looks nothing like the CPRR 1865 baggage car plate, also shown above.

3/16/2021 11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Images of various "CPL" logo's.

3/16/2021 11:49 AM  

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