NP, MILW & ??? c.1939
Hi there - Guy Wilber pointed out a group of photos at the Library of Congress i hadn’t spent time with previously, and among them was this.
https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2017809692/ A very high definition version is available at the link.
The two cars at the end of the tracks caught my attention. I’m wondering whether that is a MILW car to the right, with the reporting mark somewhat obscured on the 5/5/5 murphy corrugations. I’m not a MILW Road student, so don’t have much of a grip on their rolling stock. My thinking is that the car at right is a USRA car, but i’m wondering why the MILW car to the left (with dreadnaught ends) looks taller. The USRA cars weren’t short in the wood sheathed era . . .
Not sure about the available models for the NP cars either.
By the way, what an excellent trash heap. I suppose all the steel would have been collected and turned into landing craft by the time of my model era (1946).