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    • May 5, 2019 10:10 AM EDT
      • Peoria, NW of Phoenix, Arizona
         
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      Awesome, David, can’t wait to get home so I can view on the big screen  computer

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    • May 5, 2019 10:59 AM EDT
      • Spokane Valley, Washington St.
         
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      Somewhere in one of my books is a picture of a horse transport car used by early loggers. The car or cars, were sided on a spur in a logging camp and used as barns with portable paddocks off each side.

      Yours is much more modern, prolly used for moving horses quickly from one place to another.

      Great build!!!!

    • May 5, 2019 11:17 AM EDT
      • Nashville, IL
         
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      A friend in Lebanon, IL built a horse/transport freight car for his HO scale layout..  The car, when stationary is used as stables for the horses..  Sides of the car are hinged.. 

    • May 5, 2019 8:43 PM EDT
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      True craftsmanship Hollywood, was really cool looking it over in person at York.  

       

      Boomer, I just ran across an article and an ho model of the car you mention in a Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette, it is now on my build list hehehe

    • May 6, 2019 7:53 AM EDT
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      You have way too much free time.  Great work!

    • May 6, 2019 10:37 AM EDT
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      who has so many horses?

      the car seems very long.

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    • May 6, 2019 11:16 AM EDT
      • Spokane Valley, Washington St.
         
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      Race tracks.  Today they arrive by road transport and air. Yesterday by rail, probably.

    • May 6, 2019 11:23 AM EDT
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    • May 6, 2019 11:26 AM EDT
      • Easton , Massachusetts
         
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      looks like a circus car ...

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    • May 6, 2019 11:31 AM EDT
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      Korm Kormsen said:

      who has so many horses?

      the car seems very long.

      IIRC racing was seasonal at different tracks around the country. Miami could be running during the winter when other tracks were under snow, but come spring more tracks wanted their piece of the action. The railroads built the cars to move them en mass from track to track.

      This was before televised sports, your local track opening was the big thing and you could see the horses from the newspapers.

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    • May 6, 2019 3:42 PM EDT
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      John Bouck said:

       

      John, you were close. Like I said I could find no pictures of this car only drawings. And sean more of the style John posted were built than the one I'm building. All seemed to serve in multiple venues depending on the needs and season at a particular RR.

       A more up to date pic of the car I'm building:

       

    • January 23, 2020 11:08 AM EST
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      Do we get it see it in a train ...... ?

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    • January 23, 2020 5:56 PM EST
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      Yep, but I'll need to lay track to run one first

    • January 24, 2020 6:27 AM EST
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      David Marconi,FOGCH said:

      Yep, but I'll need to lay track to run one first

      Is it done yet ?

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