Re: Photo: Intercolonial Railway Flat Car 15377 (Undated)

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>

Since when does an early Lidgerwood become a "flat car"? These things were around for years to unload ballast 
from ballast cars with sides that opened though I yet to figure out how it was done on curves. A cable was wound onto
the drum on the right and pulled a plow down through a string of cars to unload them. The Rutland had one for years 
and the B&M may have had one at one time as the Rutland sold the B&M some ballast cars of the type used and bought
100 new ballast cars to replace them.

Though no longer headquartered in NYC Lidgerwood is stilll around.

Cordially, Don Valentine

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