Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Photo Number 1059

Another train snapshot!  This one from an antique shop in Motley Minnesota.

Train snapshot Motley Antiques

The Peoria Gateway  Minneapolis and St. Louis

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  1. I think the box car on the extreme left says number 51546 and this gentleman has "modeled" it:


    The box car appears to be a 1923 XM-1 standard built in 1930 for the M&STL. They were in service as late as 1960 - so there is no way to date the photo except to say they look pretty new.

    It might also be an older (c. 1901) "Fowler" (https://id18538.securedata.net/westerfieldmodels.com/merchantmanager/product_info.php?products_id=301)

    http://www.cashgroth.com/mstldepots.html has a map showing this network of this mostly Iowa railroad.

    The Peoria Gateway slogan comes from the eastern end of the network in Peoria, Illinois - and focuses on a "connection" that avoids Chicago - which even today can take a rail car several days to simply cross the City.

  2. I found that Lionel has a model of this train car too:)


Hi, Thanks for the comments, your input on these old photos is appreciated! English only please! All comments will be moderated! Connie