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"Interesting Stock Cars"


MARK OLSTYN
 

Today's photo of the day on "Shorpy" <http//www.shorpy.com/node/10695?size_original> shows the car ferry "Detroit" crossing the Detroit river in 1905. The string of cars closest to the camera are all stockcars. Nice shot of Mather stock cars at the front of the line, but notice the last two cars. What is the purpose of the box on top the roofs of the last two stock cars?
Mark Olstyn


john.allyn@...
 

Hay rack most likely.  This was before there were laws requiring feeding and water stops (Every 8hours? Every 16 Hours? Can't remember) for livestock  in transit, so the animals were fed in the cars without offloading.

John B. Allyn

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Today's photo of the day on "Shorpy" <http//www.shorpy.com/node/10695?size_original> shows the car ferry "Detroit" crossing the Detroit river in 1905. The string of cars closest to the camera are all stockcars. Nice shot of Mather stock cars at the front of the line, but notice the last two cars. What is the purpose of the box on top the roofs of the last two stock cars?
Mark Olstyn


S hed <shed999@...>
 

The car on the end "LLSTCo" is a stock car for the Lackawanna Live Stock Transportation Co. The LLST is part of Cold Blast Transportation which supplied cars for Schwarzschild & Sulzberger Co (later on as Sulzberger & Sons after 1910). S&S was one of the 5 largest meat packers in the US, along with Swift, Armour, Cudahy and Morris. In 1916 S&S became Wilson.

This photo is the very first photo of a LLST stock car. Very exciting.

The car is part of the 3100 to 3350 series.

- Steve Hedlund, Silver Lake WA




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Today's photo of the day on "Shorpy" <http//www.shorpy.com/node/10695?size_original> shows the car ferry "Detroit" crossing the Detroit river in 1905. The string of cars closest to the camera are all stockcars. Nice shot of Mather stock cars at the front of the line, but notice the last two cars. What is the purpose of the box on top the roofs of the last two stock cars?
Mark Olstyn


Bob McCarthy
 

Howdy!

    Is there an image somewhere?

Thanks,

Bob McCarthy

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The car on the end "LLSTCo" is a stock car for the Lackawanna Live Stock Transportation Co. The LLST is part of Cold Blast Transportation which supplied cars for Schwarzschild & Sulzberger Co (later on as Sulzberger & Sons after 1910). S&S was one of the 5 largest meat packers in the US, along with Swift, Armour, Cudahy and Morris. In 1916 S&S became Wilson.

This photo is the very first photo of a LLST stock car. Very exciting.

The car is part of the 3100 to 3350 series.

- Steve Hedlund, Silver Lake WA




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From: markolstyn@...
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2011 16:01:44 +0000
Subject: [STMFC] "Interesting Stock Cars"


 



Today's photo of the day on "Shorpy" <http//www.shorpy.com/node/10695?size_original> shows the car ferry "Detroit" crossing the Detroit river in 1905. The string of cars closest to the camera are all stockcars. Nice shot of Mather stock cars at the front of the line, but notice the last two cars. What is the purpose of the box on top the roofs of the last two stock cars?
Mark Olstyn




                         

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--- In STMFC@..., Bob McCarthy <thesupplycar@...> wrote:

Howdy!

    Is there an image somewhere?

Thanks,

Bob McCarthy
Right here (I hope), Bob:

www.shorpy.com/node/10695?size_original


Sure is interesting to see a photo of a ferry with stock cars plus cars with clerestory roofs. Must have been great fun!!


Ed

Edward Sutorik


George Simmons
 

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www.shorpy.com/node/10695?size_original


Sure is interesting to see a photo of a ferry with stock cars plus cars with clerestory roofs. Must have been great fun!!


Bet the riders on the cars with the clerestory roofs enjoyed the smell.

George Simmons
Dry Prong, LA