The first photo may show truss rods in addition to the brake mechanism. The
second photo is definitely a brake mechanism.
The third and fourth photos show a bolster, the part that holds the trucks in
place beneath the body. They were steel even when the rest of the car was wood.
You can see the hole for the pin on the truck and the two curves to the side
used to constrain the motion of the trucks.
It looks like there are still some pieces of wood on the ground as well. Their
size suggests it was a box car, flat car or gondola, not an ore car.
Very nice find.
On Apr 11, 2021, at 4:52 AM, Eric Gisin <eric.gisin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
This is 2km west of the Harrop crossing. Four photos, 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.