Re: DL&W yard and distant freight cars - 1911
toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Thanks. One last question on this type of car. How long were these types of cars used, i.e., until the 1930's, 1940's. etc???
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
From: richramik@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC <STMFC@...>
Sent: Tue, Aug 9, 2016 1:55 pm
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