Mike Brock <brockm@...>
Greg Martin writes:
I have been doing a little photo research on Farmalls and mix'd freightsand
I found a shot in (the Late) Don Ball Jr's book America's ColorfulRailroads.
Here is what I have found so far ... on page 178, at the bottom a 1956 UPGreg, good info. Let us know of other shots. I have completed putting 4
Athearn tractors on an F-50-11 52 ft flat car...cables and all. The issue of
how many tractors and their placement is an interesting one and it is best
to not jump to too many conclusions about rules I think. Some have written
something about no less than 6 tractors to a car. I doubt that there would
be any restrictions on how few tractors could be placed on a car. If a
customer wanted to ship less than 6...he would and I suspect that the RR
would be glad to provide a car. There is an interesting shot of tractors on
a flat in Big Boy Portraits, pg 93. There are two tractors in a position
somewhat parallel to the car and one at the far end one at a 90ï¿½ to the
others [ July 1954 ]. I have not seen this arrangement in an AAR plan.