Re: outstanding article on freight cars

James McDonald

Hi Mike,

There's photographic evidence of these Barrett cars being used on the Maryland & Pennsylvania RR. Consequently, there's been appreciation for your recent excellent article in the Ma & Pa community too.

One of the major industries on the line was Funkhouser's slate quarry in Delta, Pa., which produced all manner of slate products, but among them slate granules used in roofing. So you can include the small M&P in your list and, by extension, its interchange railroads B&O and PRR.

All the best,


James McDonald
Greenbelt, MD.

From: Michael Evans

<mailto:michael.evans78@...> To:
<> Sent: Thursday, September 12,
2013 3:58 PM Subject: [STMFC] Re: outstanding article on
freight cars

Guys, thanks for all the kind words on my Barretts cov hop
article, it is appreciated.

I am trying to find out more info on the routing of these
cars, if anybody has any info.

From interchange reports I know some of them were routed from
the D&H to the Rutland RR at Rutland VT, up the Rut, across
the OL&C div, on to Chicago. The Bob Collins color photo shows
one going south on Richmondville hll, and I have read here that
some showed up on the PENN.

I am not even sure if Barretts used all the granulated slate
for themselves, or if the sold them to other roofing mfg.

Thanks for any info,
Mike Evans

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