Re: Mystery to me box car

Thomas Birkett

Or way car (caboose) storage, no longer used for that or cleaning tracks
that sometimes were pressed into other service


Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Mystery to me box car

Schuyler Larrabee wrote:
I've been wondering if anyone can explain the intent of providing
the two tracks between the yard ladders. They're covered with cars,
but a mixmaster assortment. What are these tracks for?
They could be "slough" tracks, for the convenience of crews
working either ladder. That's a place you stuff cars that you need to
get out of the way for a little while.

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