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    Who Did Allison Manufacturing Company Make Rail Cars For?

    Thanks, Bruce. I have read that, several times. I have done the google thing. With the limited information that is available about this company, I am hoping there are photos that someone has seen, showing the builder's plate on a railcar somewhere, or maybe even a publication that is not on the...
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    Who Did Allison Manufacturing Company Make Rail Cars For?

    I came across this fantastic piece made by the Allison Manufacturing Company. I am trying to find out who they made cars for. I imagine they made cars for shortlines in the northeast. Thank you!
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    Wood Boxcar Salesman's Sample from 1883

    Hello! I came across this boxcar, that I think may have been a salesman's sample or a fancy office piece. The Allison Manufacturing Company was named such in 1883. I believe this piece to be older than that, based on the square bolt heads. It is made of chestnut. The roof is copper, the wheels...




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