Re: Early 20th Century image
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I just noticed the track that the gondolas are on - the one next to the new depot. Wow, talk about 'green' track! It reminds me of a temporary logging railroad spur. No tie plates, shored up with timbers, lumpy and bumpy.
From: "Eric Hansmann eric@... [STMFC]"
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2016 8:58 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Early 20th Century image
The ice cars are also interesting. They have reefer doors but no roof hatches. DL&W 5902 seems to have some paper wedged in the upper left door corner to make better seal. There are small stencils in the upper left corners of the ice cars indicating the original owners. And note the Fox trucks and the return route stencils.
Check out the laborers unloading a gondola beside the new depot.
These photos have so many cool details!
El Paso, TX