Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Ralston Steel Car Co. photos

Gatwood, Elden J SAD


Another question: when did the first "slide down flush with deck" vertical staff handbrakes come into use?


Elden Gatwood

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Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2018 12:21 PM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Ralston Steel Car Co. photos

A couple weeks ago during a discussion of collapsible hand brakes, Tim O'Connor posted a photo of the end sill of an Idaho Washington & Northern flatcar with a swing down hand brake, and I opined it must be a dedicated logging flat. Today I ran into a photo of the all steel version. Note the hand brake and fold down stakes.

This Is from a collection of Ralston Steel Car Co. builders photos available here:


Dennis Storzek

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