Re: Hauling Grapes By Rail (redux)

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Richard Brennan wrote:
I found the image below on Calisphere
In the March discussion...
the early steel-framed flat car on the left in the photo was not identified.
- showing five digits: 78947 This would seem to be a complete number
- circa-1905 most cars were max 5 digits... BUT
- the number does not seem to fit SP or T&NO car numbering?
Richard, you need to study my volume on flat cars, Vol. 3 <g>. The car is a CS-35A design of SP, one of 500 built in 1903 by Pressed Steel Car, series 78900-79499. The other identifiable cars also look like SP/CP cars.

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