Re: DL&W yard and distant freight cars - 1911
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Most of the DL&W boxcars with those boxes on the roof are lettered as "PAINTERS CARS" for maintaining everything from depots to bridges to signs or anything along the right-of-way. These cars regularly show up on team tracks or spurs near stations in this photo collection.
Does anyone recognize that DL&W with the Howe-truss-like bracing just under the 4-4-0 Camelback? There were a small batch of these; does anyone know the builder or if other roads had this car? I find these very interesting for the era.
Thanks ....Mike Del Vecchio
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Subject: Re: Re: [STMFC] DL&W yard and distant freight cars - 1911
Looking at the photo I noticed a "WORK CAR" in back of the 4-4-0 camelback.
Curious as to the "growth" on the roof of the car. What was it used for?
You stole my comment, Eric- ---
B&S 10001-10500 Pressed Steel Car Co. 1905-06 (B&O 139028-249)
B&S 10501-11250 Unknown builder (Same B&O series)
B&S 12101-12600 PSCCo. 1907 (B&O 11601-12595)
All 41-9 IL cars with drop bottoms. Did not last long past the B&S acquisition of 1932.
PS&N 9143 was from series 9100-9199, AC&F 1899, originally 100-199. 36-8 IL, 30 ton cars, note with Fox trucks.
Ah the old stuff----great times!
Mike Schleigh, Grove City, Penna.
This collection is nearly pure gold andan amazing historical documentation of massive changes in Lackawanna Country.
El Paso, TX
What a fantastic picture! It captures the industrialization of America perfectly. The bucolic
scenery, and then a massive, brand new roundhouse and railroad yard. And youhave to love
that foot path from the roundhouse to the boarding house!!
And photographed from a CULM BANK ? A hundred foot tall pile of waste rock ??What a
lovely addition to the scenery! :-)
Th e next couple of images are great! A Buffalo & Susquehanna steel gondolais featured. I didnt know the B&S had any steel gons.
And note a Shawmut box car is parked on the stores track to the right of theroundhouse.
El Paso , TX