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West Side Lumber Co. Block Car "B"

February 22, 2017 11:46AM
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I'm posting a progress photo of the rebuild of West Side Lumber Company Block Car "B" which is also describe as the two board, five door block car. The West Side had three or four of these cars at one time and were primarily used to haul mill wood scraps out to the logging camps to be used for stove fires and such. The last two car, A & B were purchased by myself in 1986 and both cars were literally falling apart. The trucks and couplers and a few other parts were used from the A car to build the replica NCNG caboose #1. The B car parts were stored away on my property and became buried in the pine needles. Three years ago I relocated the buried parts and inventoried them with the plan to rebuild a block car.
Most of the metal parts are original to block car B and some of the missing parts are being supplemented from the A car which I still had. So after 31 years being gone this block car is now taking shape and am glad to see it again.
The second photo is one I took when the two block cars were on their last run and being moved to a spur where I would dismantle them in April 1986.
Posted by John Christensen, Restoration Mgr. NCNGRR Museum
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