Re: Early 20th Century Freight Cars Photograph
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This is a Palace car with the feed storage on the roof and troughs along the sides. This was operated before the day of feed-water-rest stations. Palace cars sometimes had doors at the ends of the sides, but this one is off center. You can look at the roof storage and see that the other side is probably the same arrangement. The big reinforced X caught my attention, not seen that before. It is also long, at least 36’, which is unusual for the early date.
J. Stephen Sandifer
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Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:39 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Early 20th Century Freight Cars Photograph
Hi Jim and List members,
Thanks again Jim for the great image. Here are some enlargements of areas I found interesting...
This Rock Island stock car has an off-center door - see attached image.