Re: Certainly a "Steam Era" freight car!

Steven D Johnson



Thanks for that photo!  I certainly agree with your statement that L&N had some of the oddest, home-built MofW equipment.


In the Morning Sun Books L&N Color Guide, Volume 2, page 87, there is a shot of this same car at Mobile, AL, in July 1968.  The flat car/low side gondola portion was painted “boxcar red,” while the “steam engine” was painted black.


Steve Johnson

Nashville, TN


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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Certainly a "Steam Era" freight car!


While looking for Bucyrus cranes on flat cars, I re-discovered the attached photo of L&N MoW flat 41839 in a pile driver outfit 5-17-70 at Atlanta. (low res version attached)

It is from the Southern Railway Historical Assoc archives, Oscar Kimsey, Jr collection. (One of 459 items in Oscar's L&N MoW file). Of all the Southeastern railroads, the L&N may have some of the oddest, home-built MoW equipment.


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