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Photo: Intercolonial Railway Flat Car 15377 (Undated)


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Intercolonial Railway Flat Car 15377 (Undated)

A photo from the National Archives of Canada:

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=FonAndCol&IdNumber=4942978

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Sort of an odd duck. Undated but probably no later than 1918.

Intercolonial Railway:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intercolonial_Railway

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Bob,

An interesting car and an interesting railway.  Looks like the photo was taken with a few years of 1901. 

Anyone have any thoughts as the location and the structure behind the car?

Pax,


Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Intercolonial Railway Flat Car 15377 (Undated)

Photo: Intercolonial Railway Flat Car 15377 (Undated)

A photo from the National Archives of Canada:

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=FonAndCol&IdNumber=4942978

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Sort of an odd duck. Undated but probably no later than 1918.

Intercolonial Railway:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intercolonial_Railway

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Robert kirkham
 

I’m only guessing, but think Ledgerwood car - the winch portion.

Rob

On Nov 15, 2020, at 12:48 PM, Ralph W. Brown <rbrown51@...> wrote:

Hi Bob,

An interesting car and an interesting railway.  Looks like the photo was taken with a few years of 1901. 

Anyone have any thoughts as the location and the structure behind the car?

Pax,


Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

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From: "Bob Chaparro via groups.io"
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Sunday November 15 2020 2:45:48PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Intercolonial Railway Flat Car 15377 (Undated)

Photo: Intercolonial Railway Flat Car 15377 (Undated)
A photo from the National Archives of Canada:
This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.
Sort of an odd duck. Undated but probably no later than 1918.
Intercolonial Railway:
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

Since when does an early Lidgerwood become a "flat car"? These things were around for years to unload ballast 
from ballast cars with sides that opened though I yet to figure out how it was done on curves. A cable was wound onto
the drum on the right and pulled a plow down through a string of cars to unload them. The Rutland had one for years 
and the B&M may have had one at one time as the Rutland sold the B&M some ballast cars of the type used and bought
100 new ballast cars to replace them.

Though no longer headquartered in NYC Lidgerwood is stilll around.

Cordially, Don Valentine