Re: FW: strange freight car photo

Eric Hansmann

The image is dated as 1905 on the description page.

The end of this car reminds me of a fast freight line car from the 1880s.
The NYC painted cars a straw shade for one of their fast freight lines.

The image description also notes a relocated line for a 50-inch pipe but I
can't determine where this would be. I wonder if the far right railroad
tracks (the one with only one rail) is being removed to make way for this
relocated pipe line.

Tis a good mystery.

Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

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Gatwood, Elden J SAD
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 1:23 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] FW: strange freight car photo


What is the provenance of this freight car? And why does it not have any
reporting marks?

And what on earth is going on down the track there; figures in white doing

Photos of reality sometimes challenge belief....

Elden Gatwood

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