Olin Dirks wrote:
Along the old Wabash near Minneola Iowa, are three wrecked boxcars lying on
their sides tilted down into a gully.
I can't help you with identifying the car; but the Wabash commonly used old,
tired box cars for embankment protection along major creeks and streams. If
you walk the Wabash Trace Trail northward (railroad west) from Malvern,
Iowa, you can see a number of cars in Silver Creek, including an x-Pennsy
round roof car the Wabash bought second hand. This is best done in the
Winter or very early Spring, as the underbrush was extremely thick last time
I was there.