Re: Water for steam

Charles Morrill <badlands@...>

Auxiliary tenders is what I meant. Sorry I wasn't more clear. However, the tank cars were also used to ship water on SP trackage for whatever reason (probably to MOW crew locations, etc.). However, my wife relates how one year around 1950 or so the ATSF had to bring in water in tank cars to this town where we now live because of a prolonged severe drought. As a point of non-comfort, the tracks were pulled up a few years ago.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Anthony Thompson" <thompson@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2005 2:07 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] RE: Water for steam

Charles Morrill wrote:
The SP also used MOW tank cars of water behind steam locos sometimes.
both the standard gauge and narrow gauge lines.
But I think those were auxiliary tenders, not shipments to distant
water tanks.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA

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