Re: Boats on Flats

Rob M.

Mr Gatwood's and Mr. Buchan's Pennsylvania Railroad Flat Cars book shows a "USCG 36' Type H motor life boat" on a PRR FM flat. The caption date is 1936 with a location of Muskegon MI, the P date on the car is 1936 and it's got arch bar trucks.

The bracing is quite interesting.

Rob Mondichak

--- In, Bob Slavinski <bobslavinski@...> wrote:

I'd be really interested if you can scan the photo's....Bob Slavinski

From: Larry Sexton <SSEXTON9@...>
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2011 3:26 PM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re: Boats on Flats

I know of several photos of these landing craft loaded on flatcars during WWII. Over 30,000 were built in Louisiana and other inland locations and then shipped by rail to East and West coast ports for maritime shipment and service in the North African, European and Pacific invasions. Apparently the extra width wasn’t that much of a concern, the time being what they were. I think I have photos I can scan if you are interested.

Larry Sexton

From: [] On Behalf Of john.allyn@...
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2011 12:16 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Boats on Flats

I have some vague recollection of seeing small WWII landing craft being transported on flat cars. An LCVP was 36' long and had an 11' beam. Fine as far as length, then but it might be a little wide. Does anyone else have any record of this, or am I hallucinating? This would make a very interesting load.

John B. Allyn
Nashville TN ----- Original Message -----
From: "John" <jriddell@... <> >
To: <>
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2011 9:52:13 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Boats on Flats

Here are three views that may be of interest <> &photoid=-66313070 <> &photoid=25008555 <> &photoid=1860412688

John Riddell

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