Re: LIFE: Rock Island train yard 1946

Dennis Storzek <destorzek@...>

--- In STMFC@..., michael bishop <goldrod_1@...> wrote:

Try this one.

From: Eric Hansmann <eric@...>
Subject: [STMFC] LIFE: Rock Island train yard 1946
To: STMFC@...
Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 6:23 AM

Track 1
Rock Island 77189 (?) - USRA double-sheathed box car
Southern Pacific xxxxx (?) - 40-foot, composite, drop-bottom gondola.
Aw, jeez. You can clearly see the R.I. reporting marks.

Next four cars are very similar single-sheathed box cars, but photo
enhancement fails to reveal
any reporting marks or numbers. The first car in the line seems to
have end and side ladders,
but it is difficult to determine.
The Rock had a whole bunch of single sheathed cars with single
sheathed ends; there is a photo of the fram of one in the 1922 CBC.
They vave a didtinctive end sill that mimics the shape of the bolster,
but we can't see the end sills on these cars. Still, I think they are
Rock Island.


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