Re: Great Freight Car Combinations

Schuyler Larrabee

Gary, here’s another look at the ERIE car, and in this view you can see both ends of the car, plus the other side of the near end.  It’s pretty clear that the steps ARE bent inwards from the usual plane of the car side.




Interesting collection of photos to wander through.  I have another question: several of the locomotives have an oval-in-plan device at the top of the smokebox in front of the stack.  What’s that?  Some less common form of a feedwater heater?


From: <> On Behalf Of gary laakso
Sent: Saturday, June 08, 2019 10:43 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Great Freight Car Combinations


The nearest track features a PRR X31 boxcar and two types of flat cars and the adjoining track has what appears to be a pulp wood car, CB&Q double sheathed boxcar, a pickle car, and a 1937 GN boxcar.  Is the stirrup on the Erie boxcar bent towards the truck or is it the camera playing tricks? 


Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


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