Re: Mystery car

Bruce Smith


Ya know, it’s helpful to post an image or a link… and the funning thing is, GOOGLE found it right away:

That looks like a GSC 90 ton flat, similar to those used by the NH, NYC, SOUTHERN and  a number of other roads.



Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

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

On Apr 23, 2017, at 10:32 PM, Mike Bauers mwbauers55@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Can someone look up the original RR that owned the about 36-foot cast drop bottom flatcar that spent its last years as HCMX-4403 in the Harnischfeger Milwaukee plant??

It was scrapped a few years ago and looked like it was maybe pre-war era.

I got lots of pictures of her with repair plates and a flood of cut off load supports on her. The weathering from that is a mind blower.

Harnischfeger must have used her for many years to ship the larger sections of their mining shovels to the customer.

I suspect it to be post WW-1 of one of the local RR's. The corporation is just to the south of the main Milwaukee Road shops and the CNW runs through the middle of the property.

Mike Bauers

Posted by: Mike Bauers <mwbauers55@...>


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