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Photo: String Of Boxcars (Undated - 1900?)


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: String Of Boxcars (Undated - 1900?)

A photo from the Portal To Texas History website:

https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1029453/m1/1/?q=depot

Photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Location not stated.

Reporting marks H&TC and A&NW visible.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


earlyrail
 

A&NW - Austin & North Western
Part of the H&TC by 1905 and all relettered
Series 7000-7069, 34ft in 1900

Howard


Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Howard,
 
Thanks for the additional ifo on these cars.
 
There is a nice article covering the A&NW in Mainline Modeler Aug 1999 pg58-60
 
Adding some additional info, the above article sez: "The only standard gauge box cars built for the A&NW we 70 cars constructed by Ensign in 1891. These were placed in the number series 7000-7069 and were typical 34' 60,000 pound wood cars built at the time"
 
The article goes on to say "In 1915, there were 30 in revenue service, while in 1916 there were three"
 
Claus Schlund
 
 

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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: String Of Boxcars (Undated - 1900?)

A&NW - Austin & North Western
Part of the H&TC by 1905 and all relettered
Series 7000-7069, 34ft in 1900

Howard


mopacfirst
 

I, and perhaps some of the other list members, have been on that line.  Not only does it still exist, but parts of it are a commuter line and other parts of it carry passenger excursion service (plus lots of gravel and stone).  Today's railroad also includes one end of the former SP Houston-Austin line, built by the Houston and Texas Central, which was attached to this segment some time after the balance of the H&TC line east of Giddings was abandoned.  

Ron Merrick