Wrecked M-K-T Stock Cars


Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

For your enjoyment:

Two wrecked M-K-T stock cars on the Toledo Terminal Railroad. I don't know the date, but the derelict steam locomotive is TT 62.

M-K-T 47485 is from series 47001-47500. Inside dimensions: L 40' 6", W 8' 6", H 8' 7"' doors: 6' X 8' 2"; capacity:  2980 cubic feet, 80T. Single deck. According to my October 1958 ORER, there were still 410 of these cars left. Surprisingly for a Texas railroad, this was the only class of stock cars M-K-T owned at that time.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Friends,

I was surprised to discover the very photo of TT 62 (of which I own a print) on George Elwood's Fallen Flags site. The photo was taken in Kansas City, Missouri on 25 August 1951 by W. Krambeck.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


On Sun, Apr 4, 2021 at 8:23 AM Garth Groff and Sally Sanford via groups.io <mallardlodge1000=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
For your enjoyment:

Two wrecked M-K-T stock cars on the Toledo Terminal Railroad. I don't know the date, but the derelict steam locomotive is TT 62.

M-K-T 47485 is from series 47001-47500. Inside dimensions: L 40' 6", W 8' 6", H 8' 7"' doors: 6' X 8' 2"; capacity:  2980 cubic feet, 80T. Single deck. According to my October 1958 ORER, there were still 410 of these cars left. Surprisingly for a Texas railroad, this was the only class of stock cars M-K-T owned at that time.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


Tim O'Connor
 


They were "modern" stock cars, built 1937=1938.


On 4/4/2021 8:22 AM, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford wrote:
For your enjoyment:

Two wrecked M-K-T stock cars on the Toledo Terminal Railroad. I don't know the date, but the derelict steam locomotive is TT 62.

M-K-T 47485 is from series 47001-47500. Inside dimensions: L 40' 6", W 8' 6", H 8' 7"' doors: 6' X 8' 2"; capacity:  2980 cubic feet, 80T. Single deck. According to my October 1958 ORER, there were still 410 of these cars left. Surprisingly for a Texas railroad, this was the only class of stock cars M-K-T owned at that time.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Charlie Duckworth
 

Tim, the MKT car resembles the I-GN stockcar built a couple years later.  
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Bill Keene
 

Attached … if the magic works … is a bit from the December 1937 issue of the Katy’s employee magazine at the time the 47001-series stock cars were being built by the railroad. 

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA



On Apr 6, 2021, at 12:33 PM, Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...> wrote:

Tim, the MKT car resembles the I-GN stockcar built a couple years later.  
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Tim O'Connor
 


Yes it sure does!

:-)

On 4/6/2021 3:33 PM, Charlie Duckworth wrote:
Tim, the MKT car resembles the I-GN stockcar built a couple years later.  
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts