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Image of P&LE shops with view of 52'6" gons with floors removed


John Barry
 

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Undated photo from the Barriger library, but post 44 as P&LE 40627 was part of Lot 740-G, 1000 cars delivered in 1945.



John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736


gary laakso
 

Even some boxcar roof panels removed!  A great picture, thanks for sharing.

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

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Undated photo from the Barriger library, but post 44 as P&LE 40627 was part of Lot 740-G, 1000 cars delivered in 1945.

 

 

 

John Barry

 

ATSF North Bay Lines 

Golden Gates & Fast Freights 

Lovettsville, VA

 

707-490-9696 

 

PO Box 44736 

Washington, DC 20026-4736


mopacfirst
 

The boxcar that you can see into also appears to have had its floor removed.

Next question -- these boxcars have all had the roofwalks removed also.  Is it possible that these had had wood roofwalks, and they were being replaced with steel?

Ron Merrick


Tony Thompson
 

    Nice photo, John. I would think both the string of gondolas, and the one box car, are getting new floors, possibly as a routine maintenance matter, possibly upgrades. This was periodically done by most railroads.

Tony Thompson




mel perry
 

looking at all the boxcars, with no doors,
i'd say this was some type of overhaul
or rebuild program
mel perry

On Sun, Jul 26, 2020, 9:55 PM Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:
    Nice photo, John. I would think both the string of gondolas, and the one box car, are getting new floors, possibly as a routine maintenance matter, possibly upgrades. This was periodically done by most railroads.

Tony Thompson




John Drake
 

Thanks for sharing John.  Wonderful photos!  The whole series of photos you shared are real gems for a P&LE fan.  Those shots of McKees Rocks yard from that era are very unique.  They were taken soon after John Barringer assumed the presidency of the P&LE in 1956.  The presence of the new looking DSI built 70 ton 14 panel ribside hopper shown in one of the photos would indicate sometime around 1957 -58.  Someone who has knowledge of that shop fire, which many of the photos show the aftermath, would be able to place a more exact date.  

John Drake