On Jan 15, 2012, at 6:25 PM, pge253 (Greg Kennelly) wrote:
It is also the first photograph of a car I can recall personallyThe Taylor truck doesn't appear in the 1937 CBCyc, either, Greg, so
the Flexible Truck Corporation apparently had a rather short life.
Taylor, who designed the trucks, was a Reading Railroad mechanical
department official, and as far as I know Taylor trucks were applied
only to freight cars owned and operated by the Reading. Like many
another truck design, they worked okay but were not enough better
than more conventional designs to attract the support of other
railroads and soon disappeared from the market, though the Reading
kept them in service at least through the 1950s.