Propeller loads

Doug Polinder


In Four Ways West's GN Equipment Color Pictorial vol. 2, p. 77, there is a picture of a GN "well" flat, #60029 from series 60000-60032, with a propeller load being unloaded in Seattle c. WWII.  I don't have drawings of the flat (Staffan Ehnbom might), but proportions relative to workers on the car suggest the bottom of the well may be 30-33" below the deck.  The four-bladed prop appears to be 12-15' in diameter.  
Doug Polinder
Grand Rapids MI

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