Re: Discarded sign...


Tim O'Connor
 


this is the location of the B&M's "Somerville" yard - now a large MBTA facility.

there is next to no carload traffic into Boston or its immediate suburbs anymore


On 1/12/2021 5:53 PM, Claus Schlund \(HGM\) wrote:
Hi List Members,
 
We sometime see images of large loads on flat cars that are accompanied by signs describing the item and letting the world know who the manufacturer was.
 
Ever wonder what happens to those signs after the car is unloaded?
 
Have a look at the lower right corner of this image...
 
 
The sign appears to say "BETHLEHEM STEEL", and possibly "Fabricated Steel" on the line below.
 
Other nice details to notice are the bumping post, with a pair of re-inforcement rails between the running rails, and the one rail on concrete foundation probably for a movable overhead crane. I don't know the Bostan area railroading scene very well, but there appears to be a substantial freight house and/or team tracks in the background
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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