What Are These Cars?
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Tue Apr 14 10:57:22 EDT 2020
Roger, Now that Ken pointed us in the right direction (i.e. what to call these cars) the archives has a fair amount of info on them. They were originally built in 1917 as cars 16407 and 16409. It appears the 407 was the Oil Car and the 409 was the Supply Car. See plan view of each in first link.
Thanks to Bob Bowers we see that the 16407 was renumbered to 516407, then 526600, then 521213 and show below still in service in the 90’s at Bluefield in the wreck train. That’s a long service life! Don’t know when it was retired.
John Garner, Newport VA
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Did they have a class or number series? How many were there? Hard to believe that's the only picture I've ever seen of them with all the many N&W books available.
Deer Creek Locomotive Works
On Monday, April 13, 2020, 06:42:40 PM CDT, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org <mailto:nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> > wrote:
Those are supply cars, carrying all sorts of material such as forms, stationary, etc. They traveled the system and distributed the materials.
> On Apr 13, 2020, at 12:15 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org <mailto:nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> > wrote:
> Does anyone know what these cars are used for? They are N&W equipment. Also a great photo that confirms caboose roofs were painted red at least as of the 1952 date of this photo.
> John Garner, Newport VA
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