Photo: Cudahy Packing Company Plant & Union Stockyards – Salt Lake City


Josh
 

Salt Lake City did not have any narrow gauge at all by the time this photograph was taken.


Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,


I will point out the presence of a tank car, at the bottom of the image...


Claus Schlund




On 07-Jun-22 00:42, Douglas Harding wrote:
Bob it looks to me like older wooden cars in front of some newer all steel (ie taller) cars.

Doug Harding
Youtube: Douglas Harding Iowa Central Railroad


On Mon, Jun 6, 2022 at 9:36 PM Kenneth Montero <va661midlo@...> wrote:
The tracks for each string of cars appear to be in the same gauge.

Also, by the time that the photograph was taken (1944-46), the narrow-gauge Rio Grande Western long had been merged wit the Denver & Rio Grande (to create the Denver & Rio Grande Western) and had been standard-gauged.

Ken Montero
On 06/06/2022 1:24 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:


Photo: Cudahy Packing Company Plant & Union Stockyards – Salt Lake City

Photo from Photo from University of Utah Marriott Library:

https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=994206

Circa mid-1940s.

Notice the difference in the heights of the two string of livestock cars at the top of the photo.

Maybe the shorter cars are narrow gauge?

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railway Bull Shippers Group

https://groups.io/g/RailwayBullShippersGroup


Douglas Harding
 

Bob it looks to me like older wooden cars in front of some newer all steel (ie taller) cars.

Doug Harding
Youtube: Douglas Harding Iowa Central Railroad


On Mon, Jun 6, 2022 at 9:36 PM Kenneth Montero <va661midlo@...> wrote:
The tracks for each string of cars appear to be in the same gauge.

Also, by the time that the photograph was taken (1944-46), the narrow-gauge Rio Grande Western long had been merged wit the Denver & Rio Grande (to create the Denver & Rio Grande Western) and had been standard-gauged.

Ken Montero
On 06/06/2022 1:24 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:


Photo: Cudahy Packing Company Plant & Union Stockyards – Salt Lake City

Photo from Photo from University of Utah Marriott Library:

https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=994206

Circa mid-1940s.

Notice the difference in the heights of the two string of livestock cars at the top of the photo.

Maybe the shorter cars are narrow gauge?

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railway Bull Shippers Group

https://groups.io/g/RailwayBullShippersGroup


Kenneth Montero
 

The tracks for each string of cars appear to be in the same gauge.

Also, by the time that the photograph was taken (1944-46), the narrow-gauge Rio Grande Western long had been merged wit the Denver & Rio Grande (to create the Denver & Rio Grande Western) and had been standard-gauged.

Ken Montero

On 06/06/2022 1:24 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


Photo: Cudahy Packing Company Plant & Union Stockyards – Salt Lake City

Photo from Photo from University of Utah Marriott Library:

https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=994206

Circa mid-1940s.

Notice the difference in the heights of the two string of livestock cars at the top of the photo.

Maybe the shorter cars are narrow gauge?

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railway Bull Shippers Group

https://groups.io/g/RailwayBullShippersGroup


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Cudahy Packing Company Plant & Union Stockyards – Salt Lake City

Photo from Photo from University of Utah Marriott Library:

https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=994206

Circa mid-1940s.

Notice the difference in the heights of the two string of livestock cars at the top of the photo.

Maybe the shorter cars are narrow gauge?

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railway Bull Shippers Group

https://groups.io/g/RailwayBullShippersGroup