Author Topic: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread  (Read 33595 times)

Ted Miles

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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #150 on: August 04, 2022, 12:39:24 PM »
What is purpose of the single ladder rungs at the corner of the car?

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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #151 on: August 04, 2022, 03:03:25 PM »
The single rung is a handle. There will be a stirrup below the car and the bar is needed to hang on to if the brakeman should need to be there for what ever reason (shove move for instance)
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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #152 on: August 04, 2022, 03:04:55 PM »
It's for people with REALLY long legs to get to the top of the car. ;D

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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #153 on: August 27, 2022, 01:20:18 PM »
Everytime I look at that box car; it gets better! You guys have done a great job re-building that car into apple pie order! and I am sure it will be very useful along all the miles of track. Maybe there are some oxen in the neighborhood that need to be moved?

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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #154 on: September 23, 2022, 11:02:17 AM »
Marcell put a coat of primer on 56.





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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #155 on: September 23, 2022, 07:16:37 PM »
Was No. 56 one of the cars originally painted gray? That would be a nice contrast to the all red boxcars.

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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #156 on: September 24, 2022, 06:01:16 AM »
From the Bridgton News, April 12, 1889:

“The first lot of cattle ever sent over the narrow gauge went down to the Junction Monday. There were two carloads of them;  18 head of fancy working oxen, belonging to W.W. Hall of East Dixfield, who, assisted by F.D. Hanson and Eden Cross, had bought them in this place and vicinity. Among them was a nice pair bought of Darwin Ingalls weighing 3900 lbs., and another pair of the same, of choice 4 year olds, white faced;  one pair of nicely matched, of 3500 lbs. weight, bought of R.O. Moulton of Sweden; and one pair, twins, very fancy, bought of Nathan Palmer”

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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #157 on: September 24, 2022, 07:41:38 PM »


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Re: B&SR Box Car 56 - Official Work Thread
« Reply #158 on: October 01, 2022, 06:34:54 PM »
The darker boards are what he was able to save of original wood.



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