Re: Additional interesting loads from the EJ&E

Robert G P

Can anyone tell me why the MLW cars are referred to as gun flats? Thanks in advance!

On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 5:29 PM Charles Happel via <> wrote:
The second and third pictures appear to be taken at Roundout, IL, where the EJ&E interchanges with the Milwaukee Road.
Chuck Happel

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.”
Bertrand Russell

On Friday, August 13, 2021, 04:03:11 PM EDT, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:


From the same collection as the photos Bob has posted


The load (which looks like a refinery cracking tower, or kiln of some sort) is carried on 4 flat cars. The wider end is on a Milwaukee, 4-truck flat car. Interestingly, just behind this is a 1942 built Milwaukee Road gun flat. There is another MILW gun flat at the other end.



Bruce Smith
Auburn AL


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Subject: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] Photo: Unusual Load On HD Flat Cat


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Photo: Unusual Load On HD Flat Cat

Photo from the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Archive:

No caption to indicate what this load is. Anyone?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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