Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Pennsy Well-Hole Flats Question

Gatwood, Elden J SAD

And, if you really want more: ;)

PRR also had classes FN and FNA, that were real well hole flats. Originally 37 (!) FN were constructed between 1902 and 1915, for transporting things like ship screws, suspended in the hole on blocking, for maximum vertical clearance. Twenty FN were converted to FNA between 1926 and 1929 by putting in a floor that could be removed in pieces. That floor was only 17" above the rails. Aside from these, there were only a handful of similar cars. F&C's B&M well flat is another great model.

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Ralph W. Brown
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 12:55 PM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Pennsy Well-Hole Flats Question

Hi Bill,

It appears there were only two Class F28 flats car, 435491 and 435492, both built at Altoona in August of 1927.

There were sixteen Class F33 flat cars, built in multiple orders between 1938 and 1942.

The foregoing info is from the PRRT&HS’s flat car book. Thank you Elden Gatwood and Al Buchan.


Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532


From: Bill Welch
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 12:33 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Pennsy Well-Hole Flats Question

Hoping one of the PRR modelers here can can help me. Which of their Well Hole Flats was most common, their F28 or the F33?

Thank you!
Bill Welch

Join to automatically receive all group messages.