Re: Photos: Assorted Freight Cars In St. Louis (Undated)
Steve and Barb Hile
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In the fisheye lens effect, the N&W gon is almost fully hidden behind the UP auto boxcar.
I wonder if it is the next in line for the unloading conveyor by the gon (possibly also N&W) hidden by the PRR gon with scrap.
I believe all three photos were taken from the same spot at virtually the same time.
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The image with the fisheye lens effect features a Frisco boxcar with an 11-41 weigh stencil.
Some of the same cars are in each image. The N&W gondola with the chunky coal/coke load only appears in one image. I wonder if it was held here until it could be spotted at the foundry in the background.
Until I looked closer, I didn’t realize that all three pictures had the same subject matter (cars). Combining the first two creates one that is similar to the third one.
Team yard photos like these are almost pure gold. Thanks, Bob!
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Photos: Assorted Freight Cars In St. Louis (Undated)
Photos from the State Historical Society Of Missouri:
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