captions. It would appear that the fire truck was being unloaded from a GTW
boxcar, on the Union Pacific and no UP boxcars were involved. I highly doubt
that the firetruck was driven across the flat car and into another boxcar.
The flat car probably served as an easier ramp to the loading dock.
Alternatively, if there is no end ramp in the area, the flat car might allow
the truck to then be jockeyed off the SIDE of the car onto a loading
I can think of two reasons to transfer the truck to another
car without unloading it immediately. First, it may be that the boxcar is
facing the wrong direction and there was nowhere nearby to turn it.
Alternatively, if the boxcar suffered some sort of mechanical issue that could
not be repaired with the fire engine inside the car.
behalf of "Claus Schlund \(HGM\)"
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 1:05 PM
Subject: [EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC]
Photo: Unloading A Fire Tuck
Email Originated Outside of Auburn.
It seems to me that the end result of this process was to
move the fire truck from one STMFC to another STMFC!
Not sure I understand what is being done
Sent: Friday, April 30,
2021 12:44 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo:
Unloading A Fire Tuck
Photo: Unloading A
Photos from the Walla
Walla Project blog:
“New fire truck for
the City unloaded from Union Pacific railroad boxcar, July 10th
Grand Truck Western