I never heard the term either. And in my limitless ignorance I never knew that GN ore cars ever went off the GN. I assumed they shuttled between the mines and the ore docks and that was it. I keep learning.
Lincoln City, OR
From: Staffan Ehnbom staffan.ehnbom@... [STMFC]
Sent: Wed, May 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC]
It would be reasonable to believe that standard GN steel ore cars like the 1929 built car no. 86251 in the Perry collection would be used for a move like this. I have a hunch there was a 35 miles per hour speed limit on GN ore trains on the Iron Range as well. I guess that would apply to trains forwarding these cars on the foreign road too. Just never heard the moniker "dump car" for a GN ore car. Learning something every day!
On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 8:37 PM, Richard Townsend richtownsend@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote: