A wrecker is called in to upright a GBW boxcar which is leaning
precariously over the side of a wooden trestle.
Here is an interesting image of a derailment on a long trestle, with
two Green Bay & Western boxcars and
a Chicago & North Western stock
car. In the background is a wrecker, and a steam locomotive sits
behind it. The remains of a fourth freight car lies smashed on the
ground on the left side of the picture.
Notice that the trestle bents are being upgraded -- there are
finished timber trestle piles and larger unfinished piles under the
The lettering style on GBW
boxcar #1706 was the standard of the time adopted by the Master Car Builders
Association (MCB), the forerunner to the American Railway Association's Mechanical Division.
I am unsure of the exact location of this photo, but it appears to be
on the Winona & Western, somewhere in
the Bear Creek Valley.