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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #45 on: November 29, 2020, 10:51:04 AM »
Mike,

A ramp makes sense for the livestock to be led into the car.

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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #46 on: November 29, 2020, 08:26:58 PM »
If there was provision for a ramp, there had to also be a door large enough for a cow or horse.  Marcel, what do you think?

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« Reply #47 on: November 29, 2020, 10:00:28 PM »
Bob, the regular sliding door would have been large enough, and that is the opening the brackets are under.
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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #48 on: November 29, 2020, 10:55:03 PM »
Not knowing much about the B&SR's operations, I'll not say anything definite, but I will say that it doesn't seem too likely that full size horses were shipped in those cars. Full size horses measure about 4.5 to 6 feet at the ridge between their shoulders with their head and neck being quite a bit taller.

Most bovines, on the other hand, would comfortably fit through a 72" or so height door.


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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #49 on: November 29, 2020, 11:06:53 PM »
Probably SR&RL only shipped narrow gauge horses.....

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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #50 on: November 29, 2020, 11:53:50 PM »
That is what the windows were for, for the horses to stick their heads out of so their necks wouldn't tire.
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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #51 on: November 30, 2020, 12:06:20 AM »
Were there sheep in the area.  Sheep are smaller than cattle.
With a name like sheepscot I always supposed there were.

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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2020, 01:46:27 AM »
I recall reading the SR&RL had a customer in Strong who raised beef cattle. There was a livestock ramp or chute for loading and unloading stock cars in Strong, but I've never seen any mention of a corresponding one in Farmington so I imagine the animals were just led directly between SG and NG stock cars on the transfer tracks.

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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2020, 03:27:55 PM »
That is what the windows were for, for the horses to stick their heads out of so their necks wouldn't tire.

A member of the HOn30 group I belong to has built a B&SR boxcar/stockcar with a steer or cow inside, its head sticking out an open window.

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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #54 on: November 30, 2020, 03:52:37 PM »
What does the steer say when he leaves the station? I'm moo-o-oving my butt.

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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #55 on: November 30, 2020, 06:48:39 PM »
Good one, Fred.

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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #56 on: November 30, 2020, 06:49:31 PM »
What does the steer say when he leaves the station? I'm moo-o-oving my butt.
Fred, I think you and probably the rest of us are suffering from Covid staying inside too long syndrome.
 
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« Reply #57 on: November 30, 2020, 06:50:41 PM »
From what I hear, Fred has been a regular part of the weekday crew. So, he's way ahead of us from away.

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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #58 on: November 30, 2020, 06:52:20 PM »
On another note, any idea when the B&SR made the window modifications to 56, 57 & 58?

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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #59 on: November 30, 2020, 08:31:17 PM »
What does the steer say when he leaves the station? I'm moo-o-oving my butt.

Well, atleast it wasn't a donkey
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