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Photo: Rock Island Boxcar 152693

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Rock Island Boxcar 152693

A 1939 photo from the Library of Congress:

https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2017809687/resource/

Click on the TIFF version to see the most details of the car and the grain elevator.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Steve and Barb Hile
 


This is one of the ones I was referring to the other day.  A wooden car that had been rebuilt with a steel center sill from Bettendorf, but retaining truss rods for a wood framed double sheathed body, steel ends and doors.  Most served through WWII but disappeared rapidly after the war.

Steve Hile

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Photo: Rock Island Boxcar 152693

A 1939 photo from the Library of Congress:

https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2017809687/resource/

Click on the TIFF version to see the most details of the car and the grain elevator.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA