Re: Bridge girder on three PRR FM flat cars

Guy Wilber

mel perry wrote:

“that also my thought, there is no forward or backwards restrains at all, i guess back then "g's" hadn't been invented, lol”

The load matches The ARA’s Open Top diagram (for the period) for girders. The manufactured bolsters are bolted to the flat car deck through its ends and on each side of the center sill. The girder is secured on each end with the rods passing through the attached bolster and into the bracket bolted to the bottom flange.

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada

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