Re: Steam Era Spray trains
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The Rock Island had a very similar car, 95270.
John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL
From: Charlie Vlk <cvlk@...>
Sent: Tue, Jul 21, 2020 1:24 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Steam Era Spray trains
Doug and All-
The image is too dark to see for sure, but is that a six-wheel truck under the close end?
The M&StL converted a gas electric, GE-25, to weed spray duty in the late 50s. They added a control booth in the rear of the body with extra windows, spray arms, etc. The unit towed one or two tankcars. It was destroyed by fire in 1963. North American created a weed sprayer in the late 50s, which ran on several roads in the mid-west.