Re: Identity Of This Car? (Undated)


Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Bob and List Members,
 
I notice the container is numbered C-40. Does that mean there is a C-1 thru C-39 also?
 
You can see the image at full resolution, without having to walk and chew gum at the same time, by clicking on the link below
 
 
Claus Schlund
 
 

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Sent: Friday, October 23, 2020 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Identity Of This Car? (Undated)

Bob Chaparro asked:
"Identity Of This Car? (Undated)

A photo from the Detroit Public Library:

Click and hold to enlarge photo.

Description:
View of the trailer of a Yellow Truck and Coach truck for the T.M.E.R. & L. Co. being loaded into a railroad freight car. Handwritten on back: 'Yellow Truck & Coach.'"

TMER&L Co. = The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company.

The North Shore (CNS&M) and South Shore (CSS&SB) were early offerors of piggyback service in the 1930s, so TMER&L experiments with intermodal isn't surprising, but this photo does raise more questions on this particular experiment.


Ben Hom

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