Re: Furniture & Woodenware Boxcar


Dennis Storzek <destorzek@...>
 

On Sat, Jun 15, 2019 at 05:30 PM, Claus Schlund \(HGM\) wrote:
Does anyone have a date for this image? The car lettering indicates it is a 40ft car - this might be one of the earlier 40ft cars around.
Nothing unusual about long cars for these special use cars; they weren't meant for general freight so weren't likely to be overloaded. Another related car that totally disappeared around the turn of the twentieth century is the barrel car, meant for hauling EMPTY barrels. Link to photo below.

Dennis Storzek

http://www.petroleumhistory.org/OilHistory/images/TankCars/tc2.jpg

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