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Wisconsin Central 90's shoving platform ?

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Wisconsin Central 90's shoving platform ?
Posted by dragonriversteel on Thursday, July 25, 2019 7:01 AM

Years ago Trains magazine had an issue on Wisconsin Central. For the life of me I can't remember what issue it was. Anyway WC had a boxcar with it's roof and one end cut off for use as a shoving platform. It also had four air tanks mounted on the center of the car.

What was their shoving platforms car number ? These were very neat & I like to model this car.

Trouble is I've searched the internet for a solid week trying to find out more about this car. Nothing on WC shoving platform.It worked as a shoving platform for their unit rock train.

Do you know of the car I'm talking about ? Please post a picture or more information on this car if you know.

Thank you.

Patrick

Fear an Ignorant Man more than a Lion- Turkish proverb

Modeling an ficticious HO scale intergrated Scrap Yard & Steel Mill Melt Shop.

Southland Industrial Railway or S.I.R for short. Enterchanging with Norfolk Southern.

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Posted by cv_acr on Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:48 AM
Never seen any photos of that one, but WC also converted some old Algoma Central cabooses to remote control/shoving platform cars.
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Posted by dragonriversteel on Thursday, July 25, 2019 9:51 AM

cv_acr
Never seen any photos of that one, but WC also converted some old Algoma Central cabooses to remote control/shoving platform cars.
 

 

 I've found those caboose shoving platforms. Those unfortunately aren't it. Although they are pretty neat.

Did more snooping on the net & found out the WC shoving platforms are really remote control platforms. After searching a bit more I soon discovered a couple of photos of WC RC-1 .

Still have yet to figure out how to post links from device. She's a beautiful shop built car or was back in the day. 

I tried railroadpicturearceives but failed to locate RC-1 or RC-2 . I think I have enough information to proceed to scratch building this neat car.

Thank you for chiming in anyway.

Patrick

Fear an Ignorant Man more than a Lion- Turkish proverb

Modeling an ficticious HO scale intergrated Scrap Yard & Steel Mill Melt Shop.

Southland Industrial Railway or S.I.R for short. Enterchanging with Norfolk Southern.

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