Re: Bridge Traffic and Stock cars
I recently saw a picture of some guys loading Walnut logs into a CB&Q stock car. They weren't very long, maybe about 4'; but they appeared to be about 18" in diameter, so I am sure it was no real easy task. The caption said the logs were headed for a gun manufacturer to be used in making stocks. In a way, I guess, it was the intended use of a "stock" car.
From: "Ray Breyer rtbsvrr69@... [STMFC]"
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Bridge Traffic and Stock cars
On the Library of Congress website, there are several photos of NP, CB&Q and NYC stock cars at rthe IHB's Calumet (Chicago) resting yard. These loaded stock cars are bypassing the Union Stock Yard and are heading both East and West.
And yes, stock cars were interchanged every day, just like every other revenue freight car. If nothing else, stock cars were used to haul much more than animals, since idle freight cars don't make railroads any money.
Posted by: Ray Breyer