Work Equipment

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2023 - Steelton June 1, 1983. Apparently some of these MofW cars were recently re-numbered...this one was 10011.
2025 - Steelton June 1, 1983. Ex 10000.
2313 - Old rack loaded with OCS ties that have just been treated with Ozmose wood preservative - Hawk Jct. June 29, 1988.
2345 - Hawk Jct. June 19, 1987.
2367 - Hawk Jct. June 19, 1987.
2372 - This old rack has lost all of one bulkhead and most of the other. - Steelton August 9, 1996.
2901 - This was the ACR's only steel boxcar for a long time...It is ex "GTW 470677, a 40 ton all steel box damaged on the ACR and rebuilt by Steelton Shops on May 31, 1962" according to a note I have from Don Orr of Car Service dated March 3, 1982. Steelton August 7, 1978.
2908 - Here is one of the ex ONR boxes acquired for work train service. Steelton June 17, 1981.
2910 - Hawk Junction - July 27, 1992.
2915 - Hawk Junction - June 16, 1994.
3176 - Steelton July 22, 1980.
3190 - Steelton July 22, 1980. Assigned to the car shops....note the passenger car seats stuffed inside.
3194 - Shown here at Steelton shoved off the end of the track and left to rot. September 18, 1982.
3195 - A supply boxcar for a MofW gang shown at Frater June 12, 1977.
4849 - This old gon was spotted for scrapping at Steelton June 15, 1979.
10000 - "Class unit" (!) of the ACR's work train and service cars in the 10000 series is this old boxcar at Steelton August 7, 1978. It was repainted soon after this photo was taken, see next photo below.
10000 - This is an old wooden box used as a tool car. At Steelton on Sept. 25, 1979.
10001 - Steelton August 7, 1978. Under high magnification when making the original scan, I could see "CP 180882" very faintly showing from under the weathered ACR paint.
10001 - the Aux Block Car has seen better days. At Steelton on July 22, 1980.
10002 - This was the oldest car on the roster while I was working there. The truck sideframes said "Pullmans Palace Car Co." as shown below. Used in the auxiliary wreck train. Here it is at Steelton on April 26, 1974.
10002 - Steelton August 7, 1978.
10002 - A year later I thought it would be a good idea to get a close up of the truck - a very old design even in 1979....Steelton June 20, 1979.
10002 - A close up of the part showing the lettering "Pullmans Palace Car Co".
10003 - old flat with ties for the auxiliary train. Steelton August 7, 1978.
10012 - another old box car slowly rotting away in Steelton yard - May 18, 1982.
10013 - Steelton July 22, 1980.
10015 - Ex AC 462 nee Southern Pacific chair car 2478. Sault Michigan July 11, 1996. Photo 1996 by Joe Seidl - used with permission.
10016 - old boom car for big hook. Shown here at Steelton October 26, 1978 with a bent frame. One can barely see "Canadian Pacific" in script lettering and the CPR car number appears to have been 198072. 
10052 - The north end Road Repair Car was much smaller than the south end car (below) being built on a 40 ft flat car as opposed to the south end car being built from an old coach. Shown here at Hawk Jct. January 29, 1977.
10053 - The ACR built this Road Repair Car from one of the ex DRGW "Jessie James" coaches. It had accommodations for a couple of men who would live in the car while out along the line changing wheel sets, drawbars or whatever on bad order cars set off along the line. Steelton May 28, 1972.
10053 - By July of 1980 it was looking pretty shabby....Steelton July 22, 1980.
10053 - Here it is at Steelton fresh out of the paint shop on Oct. 29, 1980.
10055 - Being scrapped in Sault Michigan July 11, 1996. Ex AC 503, nee DRGW 901. Photo 1996 by Joe Seidl - used with permission.
10059 - Former baggage car 209 is now in work service - Steelton - 5-30-1981.
10061 - Steelton June 15, 1987.
10104 - Steelton - September 10, 1979.
10105 - Steelton - November 8, 1972.
10120 - Flanger at Steelton - April 4, 1976.
10120 - Side view of Flanger - Steelton June 15, 1981.
10120 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10211 - Big Hook Steelton - August 7, 1978.
10211 - with boom tender car 10016 (2nd - see here for 1st) at Steelton June 23, 1982.
10211 - 14 years later it has lost some parts and is being readied for scrapping. Sault Michigan July 11, 1996. This is ex CPR 414420. Photo 1996 by Joe Seidl - used with permission.
10214 - Little Hook - Steelton July 22, 1980.
10215 - Big-Little Hook Steelton - May 11, 1980.
10216 - Steelton August 1, 1992.
10216 - Steelton August 1, 1992.
10311 - Carpenter work gang car at Steelton August 7, 1978.
10311 - Carpenter work gang car at Steelton June 15, 1979. Shown here full of garbage just prior to being scrapped by burning, like a couple of old coaches shown below.
10311 - (?) Just a few days later here is the smoldering remains of a box car, maybe the 10311. Steelton June 18, 1979.
10320 - This old steam engine tender was used in water service for a while, but at the time of this photo it was being used to store waste lube oil. Steelton August 16, 1979.
10351 - ex Ontario Northland 40 ft box at Steelton June 1, 1983.
10352 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10358 - another ex ONR box car at Steelton - September 24, 1983.
10359 - Hawk Jct. June 19, 1987.
10364 - Hawk Jct. June 17, 1994. 
10400 - one of the old 500 series cafe cars is now the Telephone Gang's dining car. Steelton - December 30, 1979.
10402 - It wasn't too common to find freshly painted archbar truck equipment in 1974. This car was used as a bunk car by the telephone gang. At Steelton June 13, 1974.
10476 - Hawk Jct. June 19, 1987.
Here is what is left of a boarding car at Wabos - likely an overheated stove....September 18, 1976.
10546 - Steelton August 7, 1978. 
10581 - Steelton - July 22, 1980. I am not sure of the car number here, and it conflicts with the one right below.
10581 - Steelton April 9, 1981.
10587 - Steelton - July 22, 1980.
10601 - Steelton June 1, 1979.
10604 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10605 - Steelton August 1, 1992.
10606 - Steelton September 24, 1983.
10607 - Steelton - December 30, 1979.
10607 - Shown here at Steelton on March 8, 1982 after rebuilding into the Hoistman's Bunk Car. See above photo for the 'before' view.
10608 - a boarding car on a MofW gang at Frater on June 12, 1977.
10608 -  Shown here a few years later at Steelton on September 24, 1983.
10608 (2nd) - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10609 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10610 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10612 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10613 - Steelton August 1, 1992. Ex CNR?
10614 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10620 - Steetlon June 1, 1979.
10632 - The Rules Instructor's Car at Steelton June 19, 1973.
10632 - A few years later at Steelton June 23, 1982.
10632 (2nd) - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10633 - ex AC 444, exx GMO 3056. Steelton - January 30, 1980.
10636 - Service Sleep Car.... Steelton August 7, 1978.
10636 - Service Sleep Car....shown here at Steelton June 15, 1979 just prior to scrapping. These old cars were filled with garbage and other debris and then burned!
10636 - (?) - Just a few days later the fires are still smoldering and all that remains is the thin steel framework of an old coach. Steelton June 18, 1979.
10637 - another Service Sleep Car filled with garbage and about to be burned. Steelton June 15, 1979.
10641 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10643 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10645 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10647 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10650 - I think this may have been the 'pump car' used for pumping out OCS furnace oil from a tank car while oiling stations. Steelton June 19, 1973.
10651 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10654 - Steelton May 19, 1980.
10655 - Steelton August 1, 1992.
10656 - Steelton August 1, 1992. I think this car and the next are ex CNR - note the van-style smokejack used for venting the tank.
10658 - Steelton August 1, 1992.
10659 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10660 - One of the old "Jessie James" cars made into a boarding car for the work trains. Steelton June 17, 1981.
10661 - Another one of the old ex DRGW coaches rebuilt into a boarding car. Steelton June 17, 1981.
10662 - Hawk Jct. June 19, 1987.
10663 - Former Baggage Car 206 now modified for work train service as a generator car. Steelton June 23, 1982.
10665 - Steelton August 1, 1992.
10666 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10668 - Here is one of the old 9500 series wooden vans converted into MofW service. Frater June 12, 1977.
10668 - Just over 10 years later the van above is now freshly painted in a bright orange at Steelton June 15, 1987.
10668 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996. That shiny new paint (above photo) didn't last too long!
10669 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10670 - Steelton July 25, 1983.
10672 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10672 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996. One can still see the old SP lettering "SP 2471".
10673 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10674 - Ex-GM&O coach 3058 after being rebuilt into a MofW boarding car. Steelton April 18, 1982. See above for the other ex GM&O coach after rebuilding for MofW service. This was the coach used in the movie "In the Heat of the Night" as mentioned here.
10675 - Steelton April 9, 1981.
10676 - Steelton June 23, 1982.
10677 - Steelton April 9, 1981.
10677 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10678 - Steelton June 23, 1982.
10679 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10680 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10681 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996. This is the former 2901.
10688 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10691 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10692 - Steelton June 23, 1982.
10807 - One of the old 70 ton hoppers rebuilt for ballast service. Frater May 1, 1979.
90284 - An ex_ONR box bought by the ACR for work train service. Steelton April 24, 1982.
416310 - Hawk Jct. August 6, 1996.
10104.jpg (134221 bytes) North End Plow at Hawk Jct. on April 23, 1983.

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