Re: Haskell & Barker 1913 Gondola--- Possible Great Northern "Sand Car"?

Staffan Ehnbom <staffan.ehnbom@...>

The Great Northern's 600 Hart cars in the 190000 series of 1913 were the same construction as the 400 cars received in 1906 but quite different from the F&C Rutland car. The GN Hart cars had fish belly steel side sills as compared to wood construction with steel truss rods for the Rutland and C&WI cars. The GN did have "sand cars" built in 1900, 1906 and 1907 by Haskell & Barker and which looked similar to the Rutland car, especially the 1907 built 40' 40 ton car in the 195542-195736 series as renumbered by 1913.

Staffan Ehnbom

----- Original Message -----
From: gary laakso
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Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 7:13 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Haskell & Barker 1913 Gondola--- Possible Great Northern "Sand Car"?

Haskell & Barker was one of Great Northern's preferred car builders and in 1913 it took delivery of 600 hard convertible cars that were 41 feet 6 inches with a 100,000 pound capacity per the Annual Report of that year. I wonder how close the F&C Rutland car is to the GN car. I have not seen pictures of the GN car to make a valid comparison. These cars appear to have been classified as "sand" car in MofW service.

gary laakso
south of Mike Brock

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