Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR Flatcar
Gatwood, Elden J SAD
Agree; That is SOP on the PRR.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR Flatcar
I think they are just brake wheels and staffs that have been removed from the left and center flat cars to provide clearance for the load. The right-most flat car has a brake wheel in place. The left-most has no sign of a brake wheel that I can see. The center one has no brake wheel either.
As for going around curves, I suspect the American Bridge Company's fixtures or whatever they are called allowed the load to rotate a bit.
Lincoln City, OR
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR Flatcar
I do not believe the "brake-wheels" showing on the car sides actuate the brakes. Note that the far car has a vertical brake staff in the typical end location. The location of the "brake-wheels" gets me thinking they have something to do with adjusting the load supports. I do wonder how things worked when the cars encountered a curve. As in the full-train picture.