Discussion in 'Boxcars' started by rjthomas909, Dec 2, 2018.
Timothy Cannon -- Thank Thee, Thank Thee Very Much!
Love those trussrod cars!
Just because.......Yes the gon has nothing to do with the Frisco but I thought I would share it..........
Almost forgot this one.
I know there isn’t very many of us early era modelers but I’m sure you have all our attention.
If I had just one of each of those cars in your photos my roster would be complete.
That stem winder brake staff is enough to drive a guy to carry a brake club.
All are great pics!
Boxcar 34380: Looks like "3-10-1905" under the car capacities. Also note that on the right side, the car is equipped with a "Pocket Coupler". Hm. Perhaps that's what they were referred to before the term (slang?) "Knuckle Coupler" came in?
Agree with RJ, that's a fantastic pic.
I had no idea that all these photos were out there!
Nice, Tim, Very Nice!
Was looking at the image enlarged. There is sumthin different about that coupler arrangement.
Interesting Herald on Flatcar 1925?
I remember reading that the emblem that come to be known as a "swastika" was used by some Native Americans long before it was made infamous by the Third Reich.
You are right Andre. It was a common good luck symbol in the Middle East also. Like 4 leaf clovers here.
It was used in India as a good luck symbol, especially around one of the Hindu festivals. The St. Louis, Rocky Mountain & Pacific Railway used it in its herald. It has a presence in the (replica) 1910 Official Guide (p 584). It went from an interchange with the Colorado and Southern at Des Moines, TX in the panhandle into northeast New Mexico where I believe it served some coal mines between Cimarron and the foothills of the mountains there. It also connected with the Santa Fe at Raton, NM.
Another variation of the swastika was a Germanic religious symbol, mimicking Thor's hammer being twirled.
The 45th US infantry division patch was a swastika prior to WWII.
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