G1202 and G1138 are in kind of a "bone yard" for MOW gas cars. The railroad
has phased these out in favor of heavy duty crew cab pickup trucks with
4x4 and hirail capability.
Photo courtesy of Duane Frank
The following is from the story at the section car display at Potter.
"Section or gas cars carried four to five man crews and equipment to their
daily jobs of track maintenance aligning and lifting track, replacing ties
and repairing roadbed. It was a chilly winter ride in this canvas-sided
gasoline powered car with no heater or insulation. Would you enjoy
a ride along Turnagain Arm in -10F weather with a 50mph wind? Section
cars are light enough for the crew to lift off the tracks and out of the
way of passing trains. This car was built in 1963 and surplused in