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



From: [] On Behalf Of Matt Herson
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2019 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Odd (to me) Monon car



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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Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2019 3:15 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Odd (to me) Monon car


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

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

Any opinions?


Edward Sutorik

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