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 Post subject: Little mystery in Maumee, Ohio
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:56 pm 

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Herein are a couple of photos taken by Robert Albert back in October of 2015. These two cars are displayed with the old (1880) Toledo St. Louis & Western (Cloverleaf) Maumee depot. The caboose is identified as Nickel Plate Road but in reality it is former Chesapeake & Ohio #90695, sold to the Toledo Terminal in 1953 and numbered as TT 170. The boxcar is also identified as Nickel Plate, but that apparently isn't the case. The first photo shows what appears to be a normal 40' single door steel boxcar, but the second photo shows a rather unusual end. Anyone have any idea as to the heritage of this boxcar? Any info appreciated.

Les


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 Post subject: Re: Little mystery in Maumee, Ohio
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:18 am 

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The whole construction of the boxcar is unusual... all welded, with that strange roof eave treatment. It's obviously been rebuilt from an older car. I would suspect AC&Y, only in that I'm familiar with some other cars they rebuilt, and similar flat panel and welded roof construction was used.

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 Post subject: Re: Little mystery in Maumee, Ohio
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:05 pm 

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Circumstantial evidence: The AC&Y was affiliated with the Norfolk & Western, which owned all the track in Maumee after 1964.


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