Interesting photos Eric! The longer steel pieces appear to be the bolsters
with small queen posts on top of them which would put the queen post cables
over top of the bolster, but under the car floor. The cables would then go
out to the ends of the cars and when the turnbuckle was turned it would
tend to pull the car ends down and the centre of the car up using simple
geometry. It most likely was a wooden gon as the ore cars in Brian's photo
were much shorter and there's no queen posts to be seen. Coke was much
lighter and thus would have been shipped in gons with racks above the sides.
The other steel pieces and cylinder is obviously a K brake and the rodding
- levers associated with the brakes. The queen post rodding should also be
around somewhere, given it's iron content would be similar to the other
On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 1:52 AM Eric Gisin <eric.gisin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
This is 2km west of the Harrop crossing. Four photos
<https://photos.app.goo.gl/2aE5SmwzZrwmTmfa6>, this is the only time the
lake is low enough.
Sometime after 1901 a wood-frame car fell 50' down to the lakeshore. Most
of the wood has floated away, some coke is nearby.
Some questions: what do you call the riveted steel beam? I found diagrams
for brakes, but nothing for frames this old. Hard to find info because
"wood railcar" search just returns wood bodies on steel frames.
I Hope to go back this afternoon with a shovel. Would be great if the rest
of it were under the gravel.