Re: Lovely image of early auto loading into a CIL gon


Michael Aufderheide
 

Claus,

 

Thank you very much for the great photo.  Monon freight car photos are rare from this era.  BTW what I have on this series:

 

26000-26999, built 1913 by ACF, 40 ft, 50ton, drop bottom.  A similar series (25000-25999) was built a year earlier.  All seem to have been retired in the '30s.   High sulphur Indiana coal was unkind, no doubt. 

 

Regards,

 

Mike Aufderheide

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