Re: Poultry Car and Bobber Caboose Images


Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi Tom and List Members,
 
To make it easier for others, here are some links...
 

The “RDG 2-8-0 2048” file shows a poultry car immediately behind the engine. Cannot see the name/number, but the photo establishes a time and place for such a car to appear (Reading, PA 4/31). 

 
 

The “RDG 2-10-2 3001” file shows the big engine coupled onto the rear of a train. Speculating now, it appears the engine is in helper service and ready to start a shoving move. Yet the car immediately ahead is a four-wheel bobber caboose. Not sure if I have ever seen a photo of this type of big rear-end helper/small four-wheel caboose combo this late in the game (Reading, PA 5/32).  

 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2022 7:24 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Poultry Car and Bobber Caboose Images

Folks: 

The most recent photo dump posted to the Fallen Flags site has two photos of freight car interest:  

The “RDG 2-8-0 2048” file shows a poultry car immediately behind the engine. Cannot see the name/number, but the photo establishes a time and place for such a car to appear (Reading, PA 4/31). 

The “RDG 2-10-2 3001” file shows the big engine coupled onto the rear of a train. Speculating now, it appears the engine is in helper service and ready to start a shoving move. Yet the car immediately ahead is a four-wheel bobber caboose. Not sure if I have ever seen a photo of this type of big rear-end helper/small four-wheel caboose combo this late in the game (Reading, PA 5/32).  

Tom Devenny 

East Norriton, PA  


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