While working on the PRR I was called for a city local..Our first set out consisted of three boxcars for a alcohol beverage distributor.This we did and picked up a empty or twur next set out was a lumber company and there was the problem..Where is that load of lumber? The conductor was sure of the axle count and the number of cars in our local but,still no lumber load.Had this car been bad ordered and set out on the rip track while the car was not removed from the switch list and wheel report?We had the waybill for the car as well. A call to the yardmaster was place..The conductor was assured that the boxcar in question was place in his train..So, I and the other brakeman walked the short train looking for the missing car to no Advil.The car was not there.Well,nothing new for a boxcar to be misplaced in the yard so the conductor thought it would show up sooner or later and lets be on our way. Now comes the twist..We was called to the Division Superintendents office and was question about the missing boxcar.Of course all of us told the same story that that boxcar was not in the train when we arrived at the lumber company.After a prolong silence the superintendent said well,do you recall how many cars was dropped off at XYZ Distributors? The conductor replied 3 I believe. Then says the super,Can you tell me why we got a call from XYZ telling us about a load of lumber that was discovered in their siding? After 25 minutes of being chew out and told in no uncertain terms that our reading capabilities was not good and perhaps we should return to school and learn our numbers,how to read and above all learn how to count. We was dismissed from the inquiry weaker but wiser men..