what is it and what is it worth??

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what is it and what is it worth??
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 9:11 PM
I recently purchased a boxcar that is 38 in long 16 in high and 14 in wide
i believe it to be fron the early 1900s and is entirely made of wood, including the wheels. painted on both sides reads 40 hommes 8 chevaux etat
a.e.f. pullman france 17-19 it is in great cond but needs some repairs to
the wheels. if anyone may know about thiis piece please email me
melissa.bennett9@verizon.net. can email pics!
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Posted by joseph2 on Friday, May 21, 2004 2:19 PM
Sounds like a French 40men/ 8horses boxcar they sent back to a museum after WW 1. JoeG.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, May 21, 2004 4:04 PM
I'm unfamiliar with the model that you have, but I think it could represent one of the cars of the Merci Train. After WWI, France sent a boxcar loaded with goodies to each state in the US. Check out this site for more information: http://www.rypn.org/Merci/

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