Re: MTY's breaking the N-G distribution model


John Barry
 

Jack and Dave Nelson are correct about the CNW trap cars, which appear in another Delano photo of home road cars in a home road yard. Besides, how do you explain all the photos of munitions loading or unloading from cars without said X's. The explosive laden cars did get the appropriate explosives placards, but they were clean, tight cars from the general box pool. Records in the National Archives show a mix of today's cars involved in most shipments.

John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA


707-490-9696 


PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736

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On Sun, 9/3/17, jack.f.mullen@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [STMFC] MTY's breaking the N-G distribution model
To: STMFC@...
Date: Sunday, September 3, 2017, 2:44 AM


 









Dave Nelson said:" Ammo? 
I thought that was shown to be cars reserved for LCL
service. "
Right
you are, but this 'X for explosives'  idea is one
of those railfan myths that just won't
die.
The
cars in question are CNW 15800-15998, even nos.
 They're described in the ORER, 1940s vintage, as
"Box, Trap". They were used in essentially captive
service between C&NW freight houses.  There's a
photo of some being switched at the C&NW freight house
under the Merchandise Mart,  not the sort of place
you'd want carloads of high
explosive.
Jack
Mullen 









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