Donald B. Valentine
---In STMFC@..., <eric@...> wrote :
These historic Lackawanna photos are a real treasure.
In the main photo, it’s interesting to see the different gondolas and hoppers in the yard. Of the steel hoppers, I think two are similar to a design used on the NYC Lines.
Here’s an image featuring a Michigan Central version of the hopper. It’s the one behind the gondola.
It’s also interesting to see a mill gondola pressed into coal or aggregate service. Look to the far right and in front of the passenger car in that first link.
The next image features more of a broadside view of several Lackawanna freight cars and shifted more to the right. I count six or seven gondola designs. Here’s the link.
And no, I’m not counting the remains of a car in the ditch near the photo title.
One of the photos posted today features a different angle on this facility.
And another from today has a nice variety of Lackawanna equipment.
El Paso, TX
. It is not just the gondolas that I find interesting, Eric. Look at the DL&W
twin hoppers with the alternating channel ribs on their sides AND a rather
different exterior brace for the slope sheet. Can't say that I'd ever seen the
latter feature before as it is something that would have been remembered
if I had. Neat photos all. Thanks for posting their URL's.
Cordially, Don Valentine