Tobbaco cars

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by billk, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. billk

    billk Active Member

    For those of you with 'baccy' fields (LISTEN UP TYSON!) here's an interesting link:
    Tobacco Cars
  2. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Tobacco cars

    Interesting site...:)

    Ambroid Model Co. used to make an HO model of SOU 9774. I seem to recall that Northeastern Scale Models took over some of thier kits. Maybe the kit is still around?

    BTW..TYSON... Aren't the large barrels that tobacco is/was shipped in called "hogsheads"?? or "hogheads"??
  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thanks for the link billk, first I have ever seen one. They never ran out here. Vic, don't know on your question either is they weren't used out here. Farmers here load the tobacco into trucks then hauled them to Ashville or other points east where they where sold at auction, then I guess the barrels and railcars come into play. :)

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