Re: Chicago & Western Indiana freight cars

Paul Hillman

Durn,....sounds like that could be the car. I went to the IRM page and found it in their freight car roster. No picture though. Built by, Haskell & Barber, 1913, 40ft, Wood Side Dump Gondola, #1185. Now I just gotta search for Haskell & Barber cars. I'm in Houston, TX. Long way back up to Illinois. Thanks A.T.

Paul Hillman

----- Original Message -----
From: proto48er<>
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 7:20 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Chicago & Western Indiana freight cars

--- In<>, "behillman" <chris_hillman@m<mailto:chris_hillman@m>...> wrote:
> Anyone know of any photos/info for C&WI freight cars? I grew up along
> the C&WI tracks in Chicago and remember seeing about a 36ft wooden
> gondola, with either drop-bottom floors, or hinged side-doors . . .

Paul - I think you can still SEE that car you wrote about!! I think it
is at the Illinois Railroad Museum in Union, Illinois. You might
contact them and ask. It has drop sides and drop floor "doors". I
remember photographing it there in the early 1980's. A.T. Kott

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