Re: COSX 975

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)

Hi Richard,
How is it you are able to make out the reporting marks on an image scanned at 72DPI? The Fort Collins library photo scan leaves a lot to be desired...
  -  Claus Schlund

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 11:21 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] COSX 975

Thanks again.  I looked in the Kaminski book when I got home and I found the builder's photo on p. 66.  Is that what you were referring to?  It's the same car, but a different photo, and a different paint scheme.  The Fort Collins library photo is an in-service photo with billboard DIAMOND lettering.  Cool to see the different schemes. I think this will take you to the Fort Collins shot.  It is printed backwards, by the way (REDRUM - no, wait, that's not it.  DNOMAID, yeah, that's it):
Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon
-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Hawkins
Sent: Tue, Nov 19, 2013 10:41 am
Subject: Re: [STMFC] COSX 975

On Nov 19, 2013, at 11:55 AM, richtownsend@... wrote:

The Fort Collins (Colorado) Public Library has a nice 1930-era photo of COSX 975, a three-dome tank car.  I don;'t have an ORER from that far back.  Can anyone give me information about the car?  Builder (AC&F?)? Built date? Capacity? Any help is appreciated.

COSX 975 was one of 2 cars built 10-23 by ACF (lot 9643), series 975-976, 50 tons, 3 compartment, 10,000 gallons, ARA Spec. III. I believe the cars later went to SDRX.

This photo was published in the ACF 100th year anniversary book by Ed Kaminski.
Ed Hawkins

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