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Another view of the Landisville Railroad property. No Quonset hut in this shot, but something equally interesting: a very old boxcar has been transformed into a permanent building addition, complete with outdoor lighting fixture and newish architectural “dove gray” paint scheme. The car appears to be slumped on its trucks. Is this why it was converted into a building or did it happen later? Anyway, the corrugation on the end door is one of the nicest patterns I’ve seen in some time. (Of course the lighting angle helps a lot.)

Some more Quonset hut info and fun, courtesy of J.C. Groff:
http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi1278.htm � a brief history of the Quonset hut.
http://mcnally.cc/ideal.htm � a particularly memorable application for folks who were within about 100 mi of Philadelphia in the late 70’s.

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