Re: GN dump cars in 1936

Richard Townsend
 

By GN ore cars I assume you are referring to the shorty steel ore cars like those once modeled by Varney, MDC, and Walthers (essentially single-bay hoppers).
 
Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR
 
 

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From: Gary vasa0vasa@... [STMFC]
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If they are hauling iron ore, my money is that they are GN ore cars.  Otherwise the ore would have to be emptied from the ore car to another type of car not designed for heavy  iron ore.

Gary Laakso
south of Mike Brock


On May 9, 2017, at 6:03 PM, Richard Townsend richtownsend@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 
I forgot to put a subject on my original post.
 
Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR
 
 
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I have at hand a selection of "bulletins" from the Colorado & Southern from the 1930s through the 1950s. They generally are one or two sentences and refer to things like a new siding being in place, specific operating instructions, and the like. One I am interested in following up on is from November 11, 1936, and says, "Trains handling Great Northern dump cars loaded with iron ore must not exceed a speed of 35 miles per hour." My question is, what would a "Great Northern dump car" have been in 1936?  
 
Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR
 

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