1871 flat car found

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1871 flat car found

Postby Cowford » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:51 pm

This is a bizarre story. I'm assuming this was related to construction of Portland and Rochester's Rochester extension that formed the link to create the WN&P.

"A 150-year-old sunken railroad car has been the subject of folklore and one of those curiosities that has fascinated those who are familiar with Deering Pond, where the rail car disappeared... Now, however, the use of technology has pinpointed what happened to a rail flat car that disappeared at the pond back in 1871. It sank in the peat bog and now it has been found."

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/10/04/ ... vale-pond/
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Re: 1871 flat car found

Postby RenegadeMonster » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:10 pm

Very interesting read.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: 1871 flat car found

Postby RGlueck » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:35 pm

Most likely, none of the wooden components remain, unless it was buried in peat. Any thoughts on salvage?
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