Re: Weight Of A Freight Car Wheel?

Jack Mullen

The PRRT&HS Flat car book notes that of 26 F45, "at least seven were authorized to operate on the rear of passenger trains".  

As with other cars fitted for carrying wheelsets, the weight of a full load is much less than the car's capacity.  PRR took advantage of this to carry other car material in addition to the wheels; note the supply bins at the car"s ends.

These car's were converted from B60B baggage cars in 1963 and '65  That makes them out of scope here as freight equipment. Many railroads did use similar conversions from flatcars, during the steam era.

Jack Mullen

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