Re: FSA/OWI photos - Omaha 1938, 1941

Steve and Barb Hile

Rock Island modified a number of old class B1 double sheathed boxcars, from
circa 1910,to use as transfer cabooses at various terminals. Some even had
the proverbial park bench on the roof. They were numbered in the low 19xxx
range. See this example from 1946.

Steve Hile

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Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:54 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] FSA/OWI photos - Omaha 1938, 1941

If you download the super high resolution version, there is a window in the
car end along with the side. This looks to me like a boxcar that has been
converted to MOW service.

Sunkist Flour is painted on the building behind the CGW. This would suggest
this facility is associated with Maney Milling Company in Omaha as that was
their brand name for their flour.

Bill Hirt

On 4/12/2020 12:04 PM, Paul Krueger wrote:
I was looking at photos on the Library of Congress website and found
these from Omaha with freight cars. Most were taken November 1938, but
I think one is from 1941.

Paul Krueger
Seattle, WA

Grain elevators - CGW boxcars in the midground, SAL box in the
background, and what is that on the side of the boxcar behind the RI
locomotive in the foreground?

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