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, granpa92@... wrote:
> Interesting and informative video.
> But, tell me one thing, how does a SEABOARD AIR LINE "watermelon" car
> end up in Missouri hauling fresh cut railroad ties?
> It looks like the serving RR comandered any and every car from any RR
> they could to haul ties.
> Thanks for sharing,
> Larry Platt
If the tiesw came from a supplier located on SAL trackage this should come as no surprise given the the Class V-9 and V-10 SAL
ventilate3d box cars comprised a LARGE percentage of the SAL fleet until the late 1940's. If the photo was taken during WW II, with the
inherent car shortaqe, it comes as even ess of a surprise. Don't
forget that the Wine Ventilators in the V-9's and V-10's incused a lumber loading door. When used with the regular doors the "vents"
were little different than any other doubmle sheathed box car.
Still have Wright Trak V-9 and V-10 ressin vent kits s for sale
for anyone who wants one. Contact me off list for further info.
Cordially, Don Valentine