Re: What Kind Of Car Is This?


John C. La Rue, Jr. <MOFWCABOOSE@...>
 

Lettering is not clear, but it could be a car with tubs to carry potable water for use in an extra gang outfit of camp cars. This type of water car used to be fairly common. Cars could have one, two, or three tubs. If only one or two, they were usually at the ends, where their weight when loaded was supported by the bolster and the truck under them.
 
John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL
 
 

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Subject: [STMFC] What Kind Of Car Is This?

 
This photo is from the Barringer Library, probably pre-1940:
 
 
Notice the freight car to the left. It appears to be a flat car with three vertical wooden tanks on it. But maybe it's something else?
 
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

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