Unidentified Railcar

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Unidentified Railcar

Postby cosmosmariner » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:08 pm

Anyone know what type of car this is?
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Re: Unidentified Railcar

Postby v8interceptor » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:51 pm

It appears to be a self unloading hopper/gondola car. It featured a conveyor that could unload coal or ballast. Here is a picture of one of these cars being used to load coal into the tender of one of Southern's excursion steam engines.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1654926

The car in your photo may not be the same one in the link I posted. Yours looks like it might have a crane attachment rather than the conveyor...
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Re: Unidentified Railcar

Postby cosmosmariner » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:28 am

Thank you! That's very helpful.
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Re: Unidentified Railcar

Postby GCarp » Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:21 pm

Looks like the crane attachment has a hose suspended from it. Maybe it is used for water or diesel fuel? My guess would be water.
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