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James Patten

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WW&F at South China
« on: February 24, 2013, 12:27:38 AM »
Here's a picture found in an album by one of my co-workers.



He's pretty sure the photo was taken near a grandstand in South China.  The water is China Lake, the train is a southbound train on the Winslow branch.  The picture was taken by his wife's grandmother in her childhood.  He doesn't know the year.  He initially said in the Twenties, but I said that wasn't possible because the branch was torn up in the Teens.

At first glance, it looks like it's Baggage car 1 followed by a coach.  But in looking at it closely this afternoon, some of the folks at the Museum thought it might be two boxcars and two coaches.  Maybe for campers.

The thing that I find really interesting are the telegraph/phone poles.  I didn't realize the Winslow Branch had those.

He's guessing that the time of year is August or so, because the level of the lake is down quite a ways.  Nowadays it's controlled by the Water District.

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Re: WW&F at South China
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2013, 01:45:11 AM »
The more I look at it James, 1 box car with the door closed (dairy?), one with the door open and one coach.
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Re: WW&F at South China
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2013, 02:46:39 PM »
Two boxcars or one baggage car, hard to tell with the pole in the way.
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Re: WW&F at South China
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2013, 12:18:20 AM »
James may be correct but it is too fuzzy to tell.  My guess is Dairy car, box car, coach.....  Nice "new" picture though!

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Re: WW&F at South China
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2013, 10:12:08 PM »
All I can say is: "WOW!  :o "
Thanks for sharing!  ;D