Cadiz Railroad "mystery" flat car -- calling all steam era freight car detectives
Steven D Johnson
I just created a photo album called "Cadiz Railroad flat car # 107," which
is awaiting approval by the moderator. Hopefully it will be allowed soon
and the photo can be viewed. The Cadiz RR was a short line which operated in
western Kentucky from 1901 to 1988.
I know this is a long shot, but considering the knowledge base of this
group, perhaps someone can identify the heritage of this 40 ft. car. In
researching Cadiz RR records, no information has been found as to when the
car was acquired, but the RR's former president and general manager believes
it was purchased second-hand back in the 1940s. There is a good possibility
the number 107 was its former number from another railroad, so that could be
a clue, along with the style of poling pockets and number of stake pockets
(13 by my count). The elliptical spring truck is a replacement from one of
Cadiz RR's cabooses (former L&N) that was being scrapped in the ca. the
early 1980s. Unfortunately I do not have a good photo of the other truck.
Thanks in advance for any help with this.