Topics

[Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Burning Box Car


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Tim;

 

Thanks for the fabulous photo!  I have not seen that one.  Wonder how the tank car ignited?

 

I saw a lot of burnt cars on the PRR during childhood.  Hot steel and wooden parts don’t mix. 

 

There was a burnt gon for years on an unused siding I saw regularly while raifanning.  I had a pic but lost it from a flood.

 

Thanks again!

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:22 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Burning Box Car

 


Wood floors; flaming journal boxes? :-D

I saw flames passing by under a box car once, in the late 1970's in Ann Arbor, on a
Penn (old Michigan) Central freight along the Huron River.

Of course, who knows what started this particular fire?

I've attached Edward Kindig's fire photo for your enjoyment.


On 2/25/2021 9:11 AM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD wrote:

Folks;

 

I’m sorry if we discussed this before, but I may have missed it.

 

What was the story behind this burning box car?

 

Does anyone have any photos of burning freight cars they can share?

 

Thanks!

 

Elden Gatwood

Attachments:

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts