View Full Version : First interurban freight
06-19-2002, 11:13 AM
The first electric interurban freight passes the main depot in downtown Virginia Minnesota in 1926. In the summer, the residents complain about the smell of those cattle cars, but it's -34 degrees at the moment.
A preview of Tim Muir's forthcoming steeplecab on the Mesaba Electric.
06-19-2002, 03:54 PM
LAST EDITED ON Jun-19-02 AT 03:55PM (EDT)[p]Looks great! Howz about a frozen cow popsicle. Good to see people exploring the different manners of moving freight throughout the city. Kind of reminds me of Oshawa, Ontario. There was a street there called Simcoe that had CN trackage right down the middle of it. Unfortunately, the tracks are no longer there, ripped up last year, but what a rush that might have been driving your stellar new 45 Caddy right next to a 0-6-0 switcher or something. Like reach out and touch a driving rod close. Ah memories a 26 year old could never have, only imagine.
Loose Cannon 17
06-19-2002, 04:11 PM
Here's another shot of Tim Muir's new steeplecab in the hole south of Virginia, waiting for the hourly passenger local.
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