Re: Shorpy MDT Shops Photo


Charles Hladik
 

And those couplers sure look like KD #4's.
Chuck Hladik
 
In a message dated 6/6/2014 10:44:22 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, STMFC@... writes:

 

Bob Chaparro wrote:
"Here is a link to a circa 1904 photo of the Merchants Despatch Transportation Company shops in Despatch (present-day East Rochester), New York. 
 
http://www.shorpy.com/node/8253?size=_original#caption
 
Click on the photo to enlarge it.  The amount of detail in the way of freight car parts is amazing."
 
Note that repair parts are organized and sorted for easy retrieval.  Even if you give allowances for a posed photo, this makes sense if your business is repairing cars in a timely manner, unlike the Allen/Sellios-inspired "piles of crap" approach model railroaders fall in love with.
 
Ben Hom

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