Just a guess, but I’m slightly familiar with these machines … my dad worked for Ring Screw Works in Detroit. He took me there a few times to see where he worked. They had a bunch of cold-headers, including several very large machines. These beasts were buried in pits in the floor, and each time they’d strike they'd shake the whole neighborhood. Literally!
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On Aug 2, 2019, at 11:09 AM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Good guess! That could be it.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Daniel A. Mitchell
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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Another HD flat CB&Q
Could be frames for cold-heading (forging) machines.
On Aug 2, 2019, at 9:06 AM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD <email@example.com> wrote:
Found another photo of a GSC HD flat car, with an outbound load at Mesta Machine 1959:
Any idea who the load was for? They look like bodies for HD shears.