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Photo: MINX 1039 (3M Company, Circa 1949)


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: MINX 1039 (3M Company, Circa 1949)

A photo by Ed Von Nordeck courtesy of the Corona Model Railroad Society:

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Description by Evan Werkema: One of Ed's photos posted several months back included a glimpse of an old wooden 3M boxcar behind a pair of zebra striped GP7's.  The car was used to serve the 3M facility on the Elsinore Branch. Ed's description from that thread: "Yes, it was a 3M car. They would store them on a unused industry track in front of the station. Wood truss car for some of them. Not in interchange service, but to haul roof granules to the Los Angeles area, prior to using 60 ft. mill gons and later covered hoppers." Here is a full broadside of one of those cars, MINX 1039. Lettering on the side shows the car was built in 1910, and that Santa Fe had repainted it at the San Bernardino Shops in April 1949. Lettering just to the left of the door says, "Please unload and return this car promptly to the owner at Corona, Cal."

This is part of a photo collection of mostly Corona area steam and diesel locomotives hosted by the Corona Model Railroad Society at:

https://www.cmrsclub.com/photography-of-ed-v

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA