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Reefer & vintage box car at the tail end of a CB&Q freight454 viewsFruit Growers Express reefer & and CB&Q outside-braced boxcar with a Q caboose.
Georgia gondola sits in Louisiana, MO380 viewsLate afternoon shot of a Georgia gondola on the GM&O "city track" of the CB&Q yard. From Bill Hirt: Georgia RR gondola, GB. 39' 5" Steel Gondola w/Fixed Ends. Built 1924. Series #20201-20299.
GM&O caboose on a westbound freight...315 viewsA GM&O caboose tails a freight heading west on the mainline towards Bowling Green.
GM&O work train333 viewsGM&O work train sitting in Louisiana, MO in early March. A little snow still on the ground.
Great Northern gondola407 viewsGreat Northern gondola sits amid a few other gondolas at Louisiana, MO. From Bill Hirt: GN Drop Bottom Gondola GS. 40' Steel Drop Bottom Gondola w/Fixed Ends. 2 cars w/Side & End Extensions. Series #76250-76749.
Gondolas and hoppers with ballast, Louisiana, MO.394 viewsA nice view of an IC hopper loaded full with ballast in Louisiana, MO. A CB&Q gondola is to the left and an NYC hopper to the right.
Illinois Northern outside-braced boxcar378 viewsRare view of an Illinois Northern wood boxcar on the CB&Q track in Louisiana, MO.
Lehigh and New England boxcar in Louisiana, MO383 viewsA LNE boxcar sits next to the CB&Q freight house in Louisiana, MO. From Bill Hirt: L&NE boxcar XM. 40' Steel 1923 ARA Proposed Standard Box w/6' Door Opening. Youngstown Sliding Door. Built 1934 by Magor. IH 8' 7". Series #8501-8750. Photo in the Magor Car Corporation on p86. Photo in Classic Freight Cars The Series Vol 1 on p13. Photo in Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Volume 18 on p98.
Maine Central boxcar at Q freight house.406 viewsAn outside braced MEC boxcar sits at the CB&Q freight house in Louisiana, MO.
Nickel Plate boxcar on CB&Q track.396 viewsA Nickel Plate boxcar sits on the CB&Q track in Louisiana, MO. From Bill Hirt: NKP Boxcar XM. 40' PS-1 Box w/6' Door Opening. Superior Sliding Door. Built 1948 by P-S. 12 Panel Sides. Series #6000-6599. Renumbered N&W 206000-206599. Photo in Wabash/Nickel Plate/DT&I Color Guide on p63.
Rock Island boxcar...457 viewsA nice shot of a vintage 40' Rock Island boxcar in Louisiana, MO. From Bill Hirt: RI boxcar XM. 40' 1937 AAR Modified Box w/6' Door Opening. Youngstown Sliding Door. Built 1942 by PSC. IH 10' 6". Series #147750-148549. Photo in RI Color Guide on p35.
L&NE boxcar XM. 40' Steel 1923 ARA Proposed Standard Box w/6' Door Opening. Youngstown Sliding Door. Built 1930-31 by Magor. IH 8' 7". Series #8201-8500. Photo in the Magor Car Corporation on p85. Photos in Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Volume 18 on p96-98.
Soo Line flatcar with tractors495 viewsNice shot of a Soo Line flatcar with a load of Allis Chalmers tractors. This appears to be on the GM&O mainline heading west. From Bill Hirt: Soo Line flat FM. 40' Steel Flat Car. Built 1913 by ACF. 12 cars listed in 1966 ORER. Series #4401-4479 (odd numbers only). Photo in Soo Line Freight Equipment and Cabooses on p60.
Southern boxcar at GM&O station624 viewsA Southern boxcar sits on the track in front of the GM&O station in Louisiana, MO.
Southern flatcar with load.499 viewsA Southern flatcar sits in the CB&Q yard at Louisiana, MO with a load.
Rail inspection vehicle in Louisiana, MO.444 viewsSperry Rail Service rail detector car #122 in Louisiana, MO.
Cotton Belt boxcar on CB&Q mainline...433 viewsNice shot of a vintage SSW boxcar on the CB&Q mainline in Louisiana, MO. Build date is April 1923 for the boxcar.
East end of GM&O depot platform352 viewsBlurry photo of the east end of the platform looking towards the Mississippi. Hwy 79 bridge over Noix Creek is at far left.
US Army switch engine444 viewsA GE 45-ton US Army switch engine sits on a C&NW flatcar. Tom Mack did some research and found it had been assigned to Kankakee Ordnance Works in Elwood, IL, and then went to Hill AFB in Utah, so it may be in transit between the two locations (probably on the GMO since it went right through Elwood). The logo on the side is a bomb symbol, commonly found around munitions.
GN & CB&Q reefers on '48 freight in Louisiana, MO.512 viewsA pair of reefers on the CB&Q line in Louisiana, MO.
Old Glove factory136 viewsThis was originally a Wells-Lamont glove factory, and is now abandoned.
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