Steve Neubaum's Album: M&St.L Flatcar - Kenosha WI

Walking up 63rd Street on my way home from the grocery store (On April 9) I saw this MOW service flatcar on a siding just north of where the grade separated line crosses over the street. Went back the next day, up a footpath up the embankment, keeping about 20 feet from the car at all times, and snapped these pics. Has honest to goodness JOURNAL BOXES!

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4 comments
  • Mark Charles
    Mark Charles Certainly an old timer. Note poling pockets on end sill.
    April 18, 2017 - 1 likes this
  • Steve Neubaum
    Steve Neubaum Oh yes. I'd actually not noticed those.
    April 19, 2017
  • Mark Charles
    Mark Charles Since it's riveted (not welded) I'm guessing 1920s.
    April 19, 2017
  • Steve Neubaum
    Steve Neubaum May very well be. It;s still there today, so I could go and check. There's an MOW car often seen in Waukegan, IL, about 20 miles to the south, that does date to 1925. It too still has journal boxes. Got a photo of it once with an unpatched SP unit behind it.
    April 19, 2017