Re: NP Mystery Car

Douglas Harding

Dan true of the car in the original photo that started this thread. But not of the car in the photo with the coal piles, the car to which Dennis and I were referring.


Doug  Harding


From: [] On Behalf Of Daniel A. Mitchell
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] NP Mystery Car


The car clearly has TWO doors on the visible side, with door-tracks still in place. NP and several other roads (GN, PRR, etc.) had such ~55-60’ four-door boxcars. It has since had several smaller low doors added, as well as roof hatches. This is quite similar to other cars used for wood chip, slash, and block service.


Dan Mitchell


On Feb 26, 2020, at 10:39 AM, 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.


Doug  Harding


From: [] On Behalf Of Dennis Storzek
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:08 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] NP Mystery Car


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?

Dennis Storzek 


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