This photo was probably taken between the demise of the GSL&P and the building of the C&NW.Todd posted several of these photos on the NGDF a couple of years ago-would it be possible to do a close-up of the 2 cars on the right of the original photo?
Here's the other side of the two cars on the right (or the left from this perspective):
The one on the right in this view is no. 24152, which I belive was originally DSP&P 608 and is now belongs to the DSPP&P HS and is in the roundhouse in Como. See this thread on the NGDF for more photos and discussion on these cars, and this page on the DSP&P HS site for details on the present status of 608 (which I need to update to include the original number).
Good view of the funky roof corner grabs on the 27 foot UP built car in the foreground, with the loop for the brakeman to brace his ankle in. I would have thought they would only be on the "B" end of the roof, to allow the brakeman stability in clubbing a handbrake. Now it looks like I will need to form twice as many for my Cimmaron Models. Anybody know if the same roof grabs were used on the Penninsular 30 foot boxcars?
There is still a loose end on the four boxcars that were stranded in Sunset on May 31, 1894. Two had already been grounded (026552 and 24251) and a photo I shared in the recent Litchfield/boxcar 608 thread shows these two on the ground after the flood, where they'd been set on July 9, 1893 after the station had burned down.
Two other boxcars are in the photo, still on trucks sitting on the runaround track. One is likely 24268, which was put in place as a shed by 1897 and is the car that I think survived longest at Sunset. The fourth grounded car, placed next to 24268 with the fireplace addition on the east end and small lean-to cover the creekside door is a mystery to me. I can't read any lettering in photos I've been looking at.
24268 is on the left. The car in question is on the left. The end fascia appears curved as seen in UP cars built for the CCRR. The detail that has me snagged is the door. It is outside framed and only half the width of the opening. Not a UP detail. But something seen early on the CCRR. A later addition? A regular door placed there? Does anyone have any details/number for this car?