Re: WWII military loads - Sanders Collection
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Photo 11 appears to have the Barstow Harvey House, Casa del Desierto, in the background. Great photos. Thank you.
Santa Barbara, CA
On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 11:52 AM, water.kresse@...
Did the War Production board control a fleet of flat cars from various railroad, but independent of the railroads? The PM was allocated 70-ton flat cars during the war . . supposedly to ship armored vehicles out of Detroit and Flint. The LVTs where built elsewhere . . . but were on PM flat cars.
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Thursday, August 25, 2016 2:41:33 PMSubject:
[STMFC] WWII military loads - Sanders Collection
Thanks to Tim O’Conner who pointed me to this Facebook page
A set of 31 photos apparently taken in 1945 by Walter
Sanders and apparently part of the LIFE Collections... although I can’t seem to find them anywhere else on line.
These appear to be on the AT&SF. There are a wide range of cargoes including trucks,
trailers, LVTs, LCVP, jeeps, construction equipment, M7s and M32s. A gold mine of late WWII loading practices.
Also lots of interesting freight cars including a PRR FGRA flat, NYC, PM, WLE, C&NW, and
a number “Harriman” style flats, a Reading gondola and my favorite Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern flat #4008.
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