Re: "Different" flat load

Ron Smith <rpsmith@...>

There were Huge Logs shipped by Rail, to Glacier Park on the GN, for the Uprights of the Glacier Park Hotel. They had to arrive with the Bark intact. There is quite a display on this, in the GN Glacier Park Hotel, lots of Photos. The Hotel is a true Marvel.
Ron Smith
Carman UPRR

----- Original Message -----
From: Rob Kirkham
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2008 9:13 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] "Different" flat load

That's interesting. I've seen similar loads also destined for Ford Motor
Co. on the CPR and GNR, both near Vancouver, B.C. They must have been
buying everywhere. See related photos at the Vancouver Public Library site:
<> and
search for 3692, 5941, 5941A, 4098, 4098A, 4098C. Now that kind of buying
surge would surely skew your freight car distribution in New Jersey or
Eastern USA wouldn't it! (personally, while the captions mention New
Jersey, I could see those being a reference to the head office, and the
actual destination could be the Rouge Plant or some other behemoth - can't
recall when those were built.

Rob Kirkham

From: "devansprr" <devans1@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2008 8:19 AM
To: <STMFC@...>
Subject: [STMFC] "Different" flat load

> While checking out the ice platform at monroe, I decided to browse the
> other 400+ railroad pictures. Mostly tunnel construction along the GN
> - amazing photos and a gold mine if you were modeling that line in the
> late '20's early 30's. Lots of GN head-end power.
> Not a lot of freight car pix, but this one caught my eye as something
> I have never seen modeled. Everyone seems to be doing naval guns and
> big structural steel as multi-car flat loads, but this is different:
> Hopefully the link works. If not, the neg number is Pickett 4473.
> I wonder if these were for trestle bents?
> Dave Evans
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