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I don't think it's a well hole flat. It appears to have a flat
deck. But clearly
a high capacity car. The last two digits of the number are clearly
C&O 80950 to 80959 were FM flats with 250,000 lbs capacity. So
I think the car number
in the photo must be 80952.
On 3/11/2019 8:41 PM, Garth Groff
I wish we could see the whole number. In 1958, C&O had eight
well flat cars. Cars numbered 80975 and 80977-80979 were 52' 8"
overall. Cars 80996-80999 were 62' 6" overall. Both groups rode
on 6 -wheel trucks and had a capacity of 250,000 pounds.
These cars are not shown in Carl Shaver's FREIGHT CAR EQUIPMENT
OF THE CHESAPEAKE & OHIO RAILWAY, AUGUST 1, 1937 (revised
ed., 1989). When they were built is a mystery, but the photo in
question is dated 1951.
On 3/11/19 7:01 PM, Claus Schlund
Hi List members,
Nice image of a C&O
six-axle heavy duty flat in what is clearly the steam era on
the Canadian National.