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Southern Railway heavyweight RPO car # 36, is sitting on a platform track at Jacksonville Union Terminal, early 1970's | by alcomike43
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Southern Railway heavyweight RPO car # 36, is sitting on a platform track at Jacksonville Union Terminal, early 1970's

Southern Railway heavyweight RPO car # 36, is sitting on a platform track at Jacksonville Union Terminal, early 1970's. This car has been updated with roller bearing applied to the axles and new new side doors were installed. At this time RPO services were limited and soon would disappear throughout the nation. Behind the RPO is a string of Fruit Growers Express refrigerator cars. The platform tracks seen in the foreground appear like they have not been used in years. These tracks were constructed with light weight jointed section rail using four bolt angle bars and notice the absence of ballast, the old worn out ties and rust on the rails surface.

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Taken on May 18, 2011