Another train snapshot! This one from an antique shop in Motley Minnesota.
The Peoria Gateway Minneapolis and St. Louis
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I think the box car on the extreme left says number 51546 and this gentleman has "modeled" it:http://www.cashgroth.com/propst/boxcar51546.htmlThe box car appears to be a 1923 XM-1 standard built in 1930 for the M&STL. They were in service as late as 1960 - so there is no way to date the photo except to say they look pretty new.It might also be an older (c. 1901) "Fowler" (https://id18538.securedata.net/westerfieldmodels.com/merchantmanager/product_info.php?products_id=301)http://www.cashgroth.com/mstldepots.html has a map showing this network of this mostly Iowa railroad.The Peoria Gateway slogan comes from the eastern end of the network in Peoria, Illinois - and focuses on a "connection" that avoids Chicago - which even today can take a rail car several days to simply cross the City.
I found that Lionel has a model of this train car too:)
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