Re: Cars about to face cutting torch
Here is an update on the demolition taking place in Laramie: The
F7B, which was relatively intact last Sunday, is now rubble. For
photos from last week, see John Combs' website:
For photos from yesterday, see Nathan Holmes' website:
The Rock Island caboose, UP bunk car, and possibly a UP snow plow
will apparently be scrapped starting next week. Photos of the
caboose and bunk car are on Nathan Holmes' website. Here is a brief
description of them:
1. Rock Island wide vision caboose 17017 - excellent condition:
Sink, toilet, all windows intact, batteries and fuses in place, most
lettering legible, needs paint.
2. Bunk car used as an office by Wyoming/Colorado RR. Painted pink,
no lettering, otherwise in good condition, still on its trucks. I
believe this is one of the A-50-12 automobile cars built for the
Union Pacific in 1929 by Ralston Steel Car Co, road #s 152001-
152500: It has outside-braced steel sides with Dreadnaught ends.
3. We think the following will be spared, but are not certain:
Single track wedge snow plow UP 900015, good condition.