Re: Identity of very large FD built February 1941

Greg Martin

Was this ever resolved? I was away over most of the weekend and it occurred to me that I know of that car it was a 50-ton car built for Carnegie_Illinois Steel Corp. CISX 500 or at least I believe that is the correct car number.
Greg Martin
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Norman Maclean
In a message dated 11/21/2014 6:03:36 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, STMFC@... writes:


Over on the Kalmbach forum, there's discussion about the identity of a car in a photograph:

I get the car having 4 6-wheel Buckeye trucks.  Capacity is 500,000 pounds.  And build date is February 1941.

Does anyone know what the reporting marks might be?  I can't find anything anywhere near the numbers above.

The big thingy is JUMBO.  It was designed to contain a non-critical detonation of a plutonium bomb.  And it weighed a lot.

Here is perhaps a better copy of the photo:



Edward Sutorik

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