Re: Photo: Gun Barrel On Flat Cars


There is a book by Charles S. Small called "California's Railway Guns".  It is a 90 page paperback.  There are drawings and photos.  The photo reproduction is not great.

A gun similar to the one in the second photo is shown on the cover of the book with its railway trucks.  There was a span bolster with two six-wheel trucks on the breech end, and a span bolster with two eight-wheel trucks on the other end.

It (the book, not the gun) is available from Amazon for about $1000 (plus $100 shipping).  And elsewhere, for substantially less.


Edward Sutorik

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