Saturday, June 3, 2017

Big Four Freight Cars and E. St. Louis Sandbagging

Not only have I never seen a Big Four freight car in real life, I've never seen one before in a photo. And then I see two in one day. Note that a lot of wood is still being used in freight car construction in the early 1900s.

Carl Venzke posted
Ensley, Alabama, circa 1906. "Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Co. Some good shots of early rolling stock.
[That looks like three heat stoves for a blast furnace in the upper-right corner.]
Carl Venzke posted
Sandbagging along the Mississippi River in E, St. Louis. 1912

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