Re: Tugs on Flatcars
Awesome photo! Here are two shots from the Signal Corps Archives, formerly available through the Library of Va, showing two identical vessels on flat cars awaiting shipment at Portsmouth VA. In this case, the location of the pilot houses is covered by a "tent" of what appears to be plywood.
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Tugs on Flatcars
I found an interesting image of two US Army tugboats on 3 flatcars on the Wisconsin Maritime Museum's web archive. This is on the Ahnapee & Western Railway in Sturgeon Bay, WI in 1943. Hulls on the end cars, pilot houses on the center car. I would assume that the openings in the deck would have been covered with canvas. Could be a nice project for those little Sylvan tug kits.
from the collection: https://wisconsinmaritime.pastperfectonline.com/vocabulary