Photo of the week — Bringin’ the lumber

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WP 38141 — Photo by Greg Dickinson

Here is a nice photo of a Western Pacific boxcar in Elmira NY July 4 1989, about the same era as my ATSF in Roswell in the 90s layout.

Here is a similar car in Longview Texas on June 3, 2006.

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WP 38224 –Photo by Neil Stuzman

These cars delivered lumber and other commodities for the Western Pacific throughout the country.  Many of these cars are still on the rails today serving a similar role for the Union Pacific. (The Union Pacific bought the Western Pacific in 1983.)

 

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