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[Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photos: Assorted Gondolas & Flat Cars


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Bob, all;

 

I just love this stuff. 

 

So, originated on the NYC at GE’s Schenectady, NY plant, bound for Long Beach, CA to populate their new steam plant for local power supply?

 

What a GREAT assortment of NYC’s unique flat car fleet.  And that GE well!  A smorgasbord of regular, well, semi-well, and HD flats, supplemented by a PRR G22, and RDG gon.

 

Thanks, Bob, SO much for sharing!

 

Elden Gatwood

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photos: Assorted Gondolas & Flat Cars

 

Photos: Assorted Gondolas & Flat Cars

Two 1924 photos from the Huntington Library:

https://hdl.huntington.org/digital/collection/p16003coll2/id/25042/rec/856

These photos can be enlarged quite a bit.

Two views of a special train transporting components to a steam plant.

Related photos:

https://hdl.huntington.org/digital/collection/p16003coll2/id/25046/rec/872

https://hdl.huntington.org/digital/collection/p16003coll2/id/25048/rec/882

https://hdl.huntington.org/digital/collection/p16003coll2/id/25049/rec/886

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


ROGER HINMAN
 

The Boston & Albany cars in the third set appear to be carrying transformers most likely originating at GE’s Pittsfield, MA plant

Roger Hinman

On Jan 14, 2021, at 3:46 PM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD <elden.j.gatwood@...> wrote:

Bob, all;
 
I just love this stuff.  
 
So, originated on the NYC at GE’s Schenectady, NY plant, bound for Long Beach, CA to populate their new steam plant for local power supply?
 
What a GREAT assortment of NYC’s unique flat car fleet.  And that GE well!  A smorgasbord of regular, well, semi-well, and HD flats, supplemented by a PRR G22, and RDG gon.
 
Thanks, Bob, SO much for sharing!
 
Elden Gatwood
 
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:38 PM
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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photos: Assorted Gondolas & Flat Cars
 
Photos: Assorted Gondolas & Flat Cars
Two 1924 photos from the Huntington Library:
These photos can be enlarged quite a bit.
Two views of a special train transporting components to a steam plant.
Related photos:
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA



Eric Hansmann
 

From the looks of the freight cars in these images, it seems the Pennsy spit-shine crew wasn’t called into action on that G22 gondola. The NYC spit-shine crews sure kept busy on some great looking flats and gondolas.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gatwood, Elden J SAD
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:46 PM
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Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photos: Assorted Gondolas & Flat Cars

 

Bob, all;

 

I just love this stuff. 

 

So, originated on the NYC at GE’s Schenectady, NY plant, bound for Long Beach, CA to populate their new steam plant for local power supply?

 

What a GREAT assortment of NYC’s unique flat car fleet.  And that GE well!  A smorgasbord of regular, well, semi-well, and HD flats, supplemented by a PRR G22, and RDG gon.

 

Thanks, Bob, SO much for sharing!

 

Elden Gatwood

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:38 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photos: Assorted Gondolas & Flat Cars

 

Photos: Assorted Gondolas & Flat Cars

Two 1924 photos from the Huntington Library:

https://hdl.huntington.org/digital/collection/p16003coll2/id/25042/rec/856

These photos can be enlarged quite a bit.

Two views of a special train transporting components to a steam plant.

Related photos:

https://hdl.huntington.org/digital/collection/p16003coll2/id/25046/rec/872

https://hdl.huntington.org/digital/collection/p16003coll2/id/25048/rec/882

https://hdl.huntington.org/digital/collection/p16003coll2/id/25049/rec/886

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi List Members,

I especially like the two views of the railroad car GE 25002, a trussrod center-hole flat car from series 25002-25007 - see links below:
open center      length..40ft 00in  length of opening...9ft 03in  capacity..100,000 pounds
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 
 

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Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photos: Assorted Gondolas & Flat Cars

The Boston & Albany cars in the third set appear to be carrying transformers most likely originating at GE’s Pittsfield, MA plant

Roger Hinman

On Jan 14, 2021, at 3:46 PM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD <elden.j.gatwood@...> wrote:

Bob, all;
I just love this stuff.  
So, originated on the NYC at GE’s Schenectady, NY plant, bound for Long Beach, CA to populate their new steam plant for local power supply?
What a GREAT assortment of NYC’s unique flat car fleet.  And that GE well!  A smorgasbord of regular, well, semi-well, and HD flats, supplemented by a PRR G22, and RDG gon.
Thanks, Bob, SO much for sharing!
Elden Gatwood
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:38 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photos: Assorted Gondolas & Flat Cars
Photos: Assorted Gondolas & Flat Cars
Two 1924 photos from the Huntington Library:
These photos can be enlarged quite a bit.
Two views of a special train transporting components to a steam plant.
Related photos:
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA



lrkdbn
 

I wonder if it might have sometimes been that, faced with a large high value shipment like this power plant machinery that the RR might overhaul and paint cars just for that shipment,rather than just grab the first car off the yard track. This would account for the clean appearance of many of the cars in this set of pictures- if they did do this, it would be just the sort of practice that would die off in the Depression and war years
Larry King