Re: SLSF 53395

Guy Wilber

Dave Nelson wrote:

Large close up of loaded gondola, Chicago, late 40’s.”

The most glaring element of this load is the stakes.  They are laminated, each made up from what appears to be two 2” x 6” rough sawn boards.  The use of such stakes was not permissible until 1960.

The railroad has likely photographed the car to bolster their billing charges incurred for bringing the load into compliance.  The road which originally accepted the car is responsible for the cost of labor and materials.

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada

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