Date photos from freight cars


Marty McGuirk
 

Both of these images show the Enosburg Falls, Vermont condensary at two different times - The image with the GTW reefer is the building after it had been modified with an updated water tank and chimney. I’m trying to narrow down the dates these images may have been taken. 

Any clues from the freight cars as to when these photos may have 

Thanks in advance, 

Marty McGuirk


Tim O'Connor
 


The reefer is certainly much later. Some of those GTW reefers lasted until 1972 and it looks like
the reefer has an AB brake system.


On 8/18/2022 2:46 PM, Marty McGuirk wrote:
Both of these images show the Enosburg Falls, Vermont condensary at two different times - The image with the GTW reefer is the building after it had been modified with an updated water tank and chimney. I’m trying to narrow down the dates these images may have been taken. 

Any clues from the freight cars as to when these photos may have 

Thanks in advance, 

Marty McGuirk

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


lrkdbn
 

That series of GTW reefer was built in 1937 as NYDX 8000-99 They were lettered GTW starting in the 1940's. As stated above, some lasted to the early 70's
RMC and Mainline Modeler had articles and plans, and IRM has complete drawings from Pullman who built them.
LR King


Ian Cranstone
 

As has previously been noted, the lower image of GTW 206971 shows a former NYDX 8000-series car, which were first listed as being renumbered to the GTW 206900 series in the October 1942 ORER, with the renumbering having been completed by the July 1955 issue. Given that the car has a complete GTW paint scheme, but certainly doesn't look freshly shopped, and appears to have patched weight data, I'm inclined to think that this photo is 1950s at earliest.

Ian Cranstone
Osgoode, Ontario, Canada
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On 2022-08-18 14:46, Marty McGuirk wrote:

Both of these images show the Enosburg Falls, Vermont condensary at two different times - The image with the GTW reefer is the building after it had been modified with an updated water tank and chimney. I'm trying to narrow down the dates these images may have been taken. 
 
Any clues from the freight cars as to when these photos may have 
 
Thanks in advance, 
 
Marty McGuirk
 


Robert Heninger
 

Marty,

ATSF 33600 is a Bx-O boxcar. Santa Fe bought 7000 of them between 1905-1907. I can’t tell if that car has an end ladder or not, but they were added in the 1911-1916 time frame.

I wouldn’t be surprised if that photo didn’t predate WW1.

Regards,
Bob Heninger
Minot, ND.