Re: SOUTHERN 41'6" flat car questions


Dave Parker
 

Bruce:

Yes, that's what they look like to me.  But the sideframes are different than the T-section Vulcans from ASF which first appear in the 1912 CBC.  ASF started calling them "Vulcan" trucks in the 1916 CBC. 

Other companies, including Gould, made similar trucks, but I am not sure who made those on this flat car.

It seems that the T-section Vulcans were rather quickly superseded by the U-section version, which appears in the 1919 CBC.  This is what Kadee's Vulcan truck represents.

Best regards,

Dave Parker
Riverside, CA

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