A trip to the freight yard in the late 1970s, part II

Here is part II to my series on the excitement freight yards used to generate for me.  (Click here to see part I.)  I loved seeing road names from all over the country–sometimes, paint schemes from lines that had disappeared 20 years before.

In addition to all the  different road names, you might see some cool loads on flats cars or gondolas.

Freight Yard CBQ flat Nov 1977 Bought from JD Gratz Aug 2016 Photog unknown

CB&Q flat Nov 1977 Photographer and location unknown. –©photo C. E. Hunt Collection

ICG flat with tires Feb 1980

ICG flat with tires February 1980, Houston, TX –©photo by C. E. Hunt

The thing I liked the best were seeing cars from all my favorites, such as the Burlington, Great Northern, Northern Pacific, Rio Grande and Milwaukee Road…

Freight Yard CBQ Boxcar Nov 1977 Bought from JD Gratz Aug 2016 Photog unknown

CB&Q boxcar, November 1977, photographer and location unknown. –©photo C. E. Hunt Collection

GN-138489 Boxcar Original RR Slide La Crosse Wi.1988 photo by Donald C. Stewart

GN 138489, La Crosse WI 1988, photo by Donald C. Stewart–©photo C. E. Hunt Collection (OK, it’s a little after the late 1970s but a great shot nonetheless!)

GN 37612 Oct 1978 Photog and location unknown bought from McMillan June 2016

GN 37612, October 1978, Photographer and location unknown, –©photo C. E. Hunt Collection

NORTHERN PACIFIC 5583 NP 50' DOUBLE DOOR 1977 photog and location unknown bought from J Will July 2016 cropc

NP 5583, 1977, photographer location unknown.–©photo C. E. Hunt Collection

MILWAUKEE 4178 50' BOX CAR Oct 1978 by Roger Bee purchase from him July 2016

MILW 4178, Oct 1978 by Roger Bee, location unknown. –©photo C. E. Hunt Collection

I also enjoyed watching locomotives, often small switch engines labor back and forth to get cars on the right track.

SP at Sentagast Yard Nov 1978

SP #2300 at Settegast Yard November 1978–©photo by C. E. Hunt

A few more freight car shots and more locomotives at work in yards in part III.

 

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