AE Staley and Wabash RR Photos 1930s-1950s


Chris Barkan
 

Some interesting photos of freight cars serving A.E. Staley company and Wabash freight cars and facilities in Decatur, IL 1930s through 1950s. 

https://herald-review.com/gallery/history/17-photos-of-staley-railroads-and-railyards-from-the-herald-review-archives/collection_3eda01b3-1f41-556b-91b8-fc1ef9af3c65.html#1

And, for 50 bonus points, spot the phoney phreight car, and for 50 more, name its manufacturer! :-)
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Chris Barkan
Champaign, IL


Jim Betz
 

  Third picture, tank car, probably Tyco.  Note horn hook coupler between it
and the car in front of/behind it.  I'm guessing the "train" is placed in front
of a photo of the building (photo backdrop?).
                                                                                      - Jim


Chris Barkan
 

BTW, the AE Staley building still stands in Decatur, although their corporate headquarters moved to Chicago a few years ago to the consternation of the Decatur town fathers.
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Chris Barkan
Champaign, IL