Re: UP flat car

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Tim O'Connor wrote:
No. The collection has the photo dated "circa 1870" which is clearly wrong. I can't make out the date on the flat car but it looks like an 1890's date. Does anyone know when that depot in Ogden was built?
It is common for museum and archive photos to have "dates" attached to them which are years or even decades wrong, based on evidence right in the photo itself, such as reweigh (not shop) dates. Two lessons to learn: first, don't trust those "official" dates unless you can verify them, and second, tell the good folks at that archive about reweigh dates. Usually they will thank you profusely.

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