Re: Arch Bar Stencil On Boxcar


Ted Schnepf <railsunl@...>
 

Hello,

As the car appears to be a terminal grain elevator, probably in the Twin Cities or Duluth, and the GN served a major grain hauling area, could the "archbar" marking, be that the wood car is only used in the grain rush and on home rails, not in free roaming, interchange service.

Most granger roads had excess older boxcars used only a few months of the year for grain service.  Not maintained to the normal interchange standards.

Ted

At 09:11 PM 3/27/2016, you wrote:


Image is from 9/1939, reweigh date is 5/1938. Here's the direct path to the source:
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/fsa.8a04771/?co=fsa


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