Re: Throwback Thursday: Ambroid Western Union Material Car


mofwcaboose <MOFWCABOOSE@...>
 

Indeed. The Soo, the Chicago & Northwestern, the Georgia, the Nickel Plate, and the Frisco all had ex-Western Union cars among their nonrevenue equipment. The Nickel Plate seems to have had the most.

John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL


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From: Dennis Storzek <destorzek@...>
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Sent: Thu, Mar 28, 2019 2:19 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Throwback Thursday: Ambroid Western Union Material Car

Interestingly, the Soo Line had one of these cars on their work equipment roster after WWII. Turns out the Chicago -Twin Cities telegraph line was owned by Western Union and the Soo rented a couple wires for company business. This made WU responcibilityfor the line maintenance and gang was assigned. When the Soo later bought the pole line, the assigned maintenance equipment was part of the transaction. I wouldn't doubt other roads had similar transactions.
Dennis Storzek

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