Thursday, November 3, 2016

TM Cars - Part 2 Updated

More photos of cars in the IRM collection sent to us by Art Peterson.

All Images Copyright by the Krambles-Peterson Archive

Today we have some more TM work equipment.   First, the M-1 at an unidentified location, pulling a couple of freight trailers.  This is a classic picture of interurban freight service.

The M-15 served the Municipality of East Troy as a line car, a snowplow, and a locomotive, as seen here.  The date is March 23, 1941; I'd say it appears to be northbound somewhere south of Army Lake.  (JJB)

And here it is near the train shed in East Troy, on Oct. 20, 1945.   This structure was demolished, and a storage barn now occupies the site

Finally, the M-37 at Lakeside, on Feb. 17, 1953. (THD)   This is a container storage car, with no electrical equipment, so I'm not sure what was going on with the stinger and all the cables.

Update:   Gerry Dettloff sends us a recent picture of the M-37 with the container inside.   The car itself has recently been repainted by the Wednesday Special Projects group.


sd45elect2000 said...

The site of the East Troy trainshed is empty, nothing except the two tracks are there.

The M37 contained a group of water pumps that had 600v motors. You can see the pipes sticking out the side of the car. I think IRM junked the pumps.

Randy Stahl

Anonymous said...

The storage barn referenced is actually about a block beyond the site of the old trainshed. As Randy says, the actual site of the trainshed contains only tracks and a walkway.
C Kronenwetter

Joel Ahrendt said...

There's also a 600volt winch motor under the car to pull the containers in. Though I agree with Randy's comment above with the water pumps.

Randall Hicks said...

What were the water pumps for?

sd45elect2000 said...

I don't know all the uses but one that I do know is that on dry days they would fill a tank car or two and water the coalpile keep the coal dust from blowing around St Frances.

Randy Stahl