70-ton ore cars in Utah

Don Strack

In this photo...

Columbia Steel Co.-Iron Mountain P.17 :: Utah State Historical Society - Classified Photographs

...are the cars on the middle two tracks 24-foot ore "jennies"? They look to be shorter than the cars on the two adjacent tracks. And that open space at one end seems not to match a standard two-bay hopper.

If you zoom in, you can see a string of ore cars in the distance, beyond the loading building. Other cars in the photo, and others in the same photo series, are either two-bay hoppers, or GS gons.

These photos are taken at UP's Iron Mountain yard, serving the iron mine near Cedar City, Utah, sometime between 1950 and 1954.

Don Strack

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