Wednesday, December 09, 2020




Chic Silber said...

Does any historian know what

wagon #102 was loaded with

Perhaps Don Covington might

Don said...

RBBB Wagon 102 was a water wagon. There were three (102, 103 & 104) in the 1920's. These older wagons had round water tanks inside the wagon. In 1930, they were replaced by two new wagons numbered 102 & 104 that had square tanks inside and therefore carried a greater volume of water. In 1936, these water wagons were retired and replaced by mack tractors with water tanks.

Don Covington

GTC said...

You know your stuff Don!

GTC said...

I lived on the train for quite a few years and couldn’t tell you what number car it was!!

Chic Silber said...

Thanks Don I knew I could count on you

Chic Silber said...

You probably knew your car by

it's location on the train Graham

You were likely in "Beverly Hills"

only a few cars from the ass end

During my short time on the Blue

Train I was in the 3rd from the

"Hickory Creek" on the back end

boppabill said...

It may not be 102, does not look like a water wagon. Try some over number ending in 2.

boppabill said...

Look at your Emmett Kelly picture standing next to wagon 102!

Chic Silber said...

Yes indeed they are both

the same wagon #102 Bill

Look at them very closely

boppabill said...

Not a water wagon!!

Chic Silber said...

Don Covington is an extremely

knowledgeable historian & I

fully trust his explanation

Look above for his comments