Car on LA&L 1970s

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Car on LA&L 1970s

Postby nydepot » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:09 am

Can anyone help ID this car on the LA&L in Livonia in the 1970s. Reporting marks appear be to EK (Eastman Kodak) most of number is obscured.


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Re: Car on LA&L 1970s

Postby TB Diamond » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:11 pm

Location is incorrect as the car is on the old dock spur in Lakeville compass south of Rt. 20A.
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Re: Car on LA&L 1970s

Postby BR&P » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:52 pm

Car was formerly Eastman Kodak, not sure who owned it originally. Kodak used it for in-plant service only, hence the lack of an "X" reporting mark.
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Re: Car on LA&L 1970s

Postby boblenon » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:04 am

In a museum before my time...

The RGVRRM, at the time Rochester Chapter of NRHS, got the car from Kodak in the early 70s as I understand... and it spent a few years in storage on the LAL, as we did not have a switch to EL/Conrail yet. The details of it going from NYC to Kodak, or RGV getting it, I do not know. I can tell you that it must've been in a nice accident at one time as the corner was rebuilt. It also sports axle/wheel sets from 4 different railroads; DTI is the only one I can recall.

Nice photo .... never seen one of the car in previous locations.
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Re: Car on LA&L 1970s

Postby BR&P » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:39 pm

IIRC, before the NRHS had any rolling stock on display, both that car and the BR&P caboose were stored on a spur at South Lima, on the part of the LA&L which is now abandoned. The caboose was later moved to Industry and became the first piece of equipment at the museum. The flat car joined it at a later date after a switch was installed.
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