Re: Odd (to me) Monon car

Steven D Johnson
 

Matt is correct.  Subsequently, that unit was purchased by L&N in 1966 and rebuilt into an RS3 by L&N using components from a damaged L&N FA2.  It was renumbered to L&N #104 (2nd).

 

The car behind the locomotive is a Monon head end caboose. It was one of 6 such cars Monon constructed from old stone-hauling gondolas in the Lafayette Shops. 

 

Steve Johnson

 

 

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Ed,

The SP&S engine was  used on the Monon late in its life so I believe the location to be Salem Indiana on the Monan.

Matt Herson

 

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In the slide below, there's an odd looking Monon car just behind the loco.  Photo was taken at Salem, Oregon.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Duplicate-Slide-SP-S-Spokane-Portland-Seattle-ALCO-RS2-64-W-Train-Salem-OR/401998668873?hash=item5d98fce449:g:WpkAAOSwzNFd9eyG

I'm curious what the car is and why it was in Oregon.

Any opinions?



Ed

Edward Sutorik

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