Re: Loading large ship propellers on rail cars

Paul Koehler



As an ex Anchor Clanker I do know the correct name.  Thanks for the help




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Subject: Re: [STMFC] Loading large ship propellers on rail cars





You would be more correct to call the load a “ship’s screw” than propellor.


There is a nice online article on building such a load for a PRR flat car, including a prototype load photo at  

The prototype photo is actually from Life Magazine and can be found at:


You might need to run it through a translator, depending on how good your german is (ein bier bitte is about the extend of mine )


I have the complete 1934 Rules for Loading Open Top Cars from the ARA and no mention of ships screws or propellors in that.





Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."



On Sep 12, 2014, at 11:13 AM, koehlers@... [STMFC] wrote:

Does anyone have a copy of the AAR loading rules for "Large ship Propellers".  I would like to make a propeller load on a depressed or well flatcar.  Any help out there?  Thanks


Paul C. Koehler



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