Re: GN Spokane Hillyard Yard Photo

Bill Keene


Thanks for sharing this photo. 

I wonder what was the cause of the weathering displayed on the NKP double sheathed box car.

Bill Keene
Irvine, CA

On Oct 16, 2018, at 7:31 PM, Bob Chaparro <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

With a little photo editing this becomes a nice period photo of a lot of freight cars:

Caption: "Spokane yards of the Great Northern at Hillyard in 1946 showed immediately the effects of a nationwide rail strike. Thousands of empty and idle boxcars, oil tankers, gondolas and cattle cars stood on the tracks shortly after the strike was called."

The photo is from a news article titled "Getting There: Hillyard oil contamination puts roadblock in plans for North Spokane Corridor". Here is a link to the article:

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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