NP Mystery Car
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Going back to the era of this car I would presume the car to be a Hog Fuel car, hog fuel being the mill slabs and other mill detritus. Chips were to come around later. The Spokane Portland & Seattle RR had at east one car, pictured in the Morning sun book on SP&S equipment by Ed Austin.
On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 7:39:09 AM PST, Douglas Harding <doug.harding@...> wrote:
Notice there is no door on the car, essentially making it an extremely tall gon. That says sawdust or wood chip car when sitting in the Pacific northwest.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dennis Storzek
On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 12:27 AM, np328 wrote:
From the spur that the photographer was on in the prior photo. A D&RGW gon is being unloaded at A E Powell. Note all the different coal sizes.The car to the left appears to have limestone(?) Over the large pile of coal I believe are the towers of the other two train stations.
Can't be limestone, waaay too big a car for any mineral product, must either be sawdust or slash. Was cut slash sold as firewood back in those years?