Re: Truss Rod Rolling Stock


Tim O'Connor
 

For domestic use, or export?

There's a 1977 photo in Wayner's Freight Car Pictorial of a freshly shopped
"government surplus" flat car equipped with truss rods and bulkheads carrying
COX (City of Omaha) reporting marks.

The Great Northern bought truss rod box cars as late as 1925.

Tim O'

Does anyone know when the last truss rod cars were built and for how long could they be commonly seen in active use?

Cheers,

Marty Ross

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