Picture 19.5-1.

The builder's photo of SWT&P car 21, which with sister car 22 was built by the American Car Co. of St. Louis, order number 933, May 1912.  We see a “combine”, a car with a passenger section and a baggage/freight section.  The passenger compartment seated 40, and 4 additional seats were available in the baggage compartment.  The cars were double-end, i.e. were operated from either end, because there were no loops or wyes on the line with which to reverse them.  The car body was steel-sheathed wood.  Note the “New Iberia” route sign above the roof at the front of the car. — Bill Volkmer collection


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