9629RE: [FJGRailroad] Re: Couple of mystery photos.
- Feb 28, 2004I thought the first coach was the No.3 because of the roof line and length;
the second I guessed to be either the 2 or the 4. the Cars purchased in
1884 were primarily for excursion service and had no heat or particularly
comfortable seating. The second car appears to have a stack on the corner.
Also the clerestory and roof line doesn't match the 1884 coaches.
The man in the window appears to be a bit older than Caten wold have been at
the time, 54. David Wells is more likely at age 61. If you have a copy of
Frothingham's history, 1892, you can compare each of their likenesses. Wish
I could have pulled out more detail. So far I spent about ten hours working
out the balances.
>From: "Walt Danylak" <waltdanylak@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [FJGRailroad] Re: Couple of mystery photos.
>Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 13:48:20 -0000
>The man looks somewhat like Caten, judging from the photo I've seen
>of him. The first coach looks to be one of earlier ones (#1 to #5)
>that Gilbert built from 1870-1881. The 2nd coach looks like one of
>the coaches (#6 to #12) the FJ&G purchased from the Baltimore &
>Potomac in the 1884 and 1886.
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