Re: What Kind Of Car Is This?


Douglas Harding wrote: excerpt

Other cars in the background are wood truss rod cars, mostly gons, ie
1900's. The Kanawha and Michigan Railroad was a West Virginia & Ohio
that was purchased by the C&O in 1920, then became part of the NYC in
The photo may have been taken at coal cleaning or washing facility ...

A very interesting photo and "tank car".

FWIW, it looks like a car shop to me. Both the gondolas in the middle
ground have raw unpainted wood side sills. I am not sure why the bodies
of the gondolas are already painted and stenciled. Also men appear to be
unloading wood in the background.


Bob Witt

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