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 Posted: Fri Jun 22nd, 2018 03:06 pm
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Just came across this pic of a freight car with no doors on the visible side and two windows on the end.

Written on the pic edge "Mulligan car".

Googled, zero results to match it.

It is OLD.

Any ideas?

https://78.media.tumblr.com/954b2b0b4647045a423969c1e9087b14/tumblr_papy5fVL8a1wnhfj9o1_1280.jpg

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 Posted: Fri Jun 22nd, 2018 03:54 pm
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Apparently the name "Mulligan" was used for just about anything cobbled together...Mulligan stew is made of this n' that (tasty).
The Mich-Cal lumber co had a "box car" they called a Mulligan car also.
I would post a photo but that is verboten since it would be crappy-righted.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 22nd, 2018 05:48 pm
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Just as I thought most of the Worlds great unknowns were now known ...  ???

... & the 'Theory Of Everything' almost in the bag.  ;)



Jose comes up with ...

... THE MULLIGAN CAR !  :f:





:us:


What is it ?  L:

Haven't got a clue !  :dope:



But ...

... those ol' vintage wooden trucks are ...

... AS FUNKY AS IT GETS !  :cool:



I want some !!  :P



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I'm sure it had a door on the other end of side, otherwise it'd make no sense.

But check out those Talgo trucks with link coupler pockets, never seen anything like that before!




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Ya got a Climax on the rear end.

The trucks look like disconnects.

Two windows on one end (looks like some kinda patch job on the left)...who knows what's at the other end.

No side doors?

Partially enclosed?  If you drop something that rolls (like a can of beans) it could roll right under the slats and off the car.  Bye, bye dinner.


Okay, now what would you use it for?



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I agree, they look like logging disconnects mounted under a frame.

Gotta love loggers, they'll build a prototype for anyone!


Maybe a "woods" commuter? with a door or open on the other end or side?

You can see right through the car and see trees outside the left side on the right window.

Might be a lower side towards the middle of the left side (don't know just looking).




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" The trucks look like disconnects "


" I agree, they look like logging disconnects mounted under a frame "

Gotta love loggers, they'll build a prototype for anyone! "




Don't forget those darn improvisational Miner 49ers Sonny !  :old dude:





Mulligans cousin 'The Wolf', shifts a mooodern oil-tank, on an oDd 'pair' of seriously vintage old-school logging disconnects.  :shocked:



Iron linking-bar & chains   .  .  .    to follow   .  .  .   ;)



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So you are building fake Mulligans  ???

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A mulligan car was a loggers term for the car used to take the felling crew from camp to the working side.
Was also used to bring meals to the crew, as they would probably not go back to camp for a meal break.
This type of car was also called a crummy among other names!!

In the photo this looks a woods conversion built on two wooden dis-connects with link and pin couplings.
So maybe from before the 1930's as it would have been frowned on safety grounds by the 1950's.
A few operations managed to hang on to link and pin for log cars, but not many.

Pity the details of the Climax are not clearer as that might have given a steer to the operation.

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No way to prove it for sure,
but it seems to me that this car would be used to carry people and supplies to the various camps. 

Out at the Ft. Museum in Missoula we have a car that is similar to this one,
but it was gas-powered and could run on it's own via a chain drive.

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