Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: PLE 6889 HD flat was PRR Gondola 384661

Gatwood, Elden J SAD



Here’s a good photo of 6889 in that group of five. 


The wheel car is behind it.


What an incredibly cool car!


Elden Gatwood


From: <> On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 6:13 PM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR Gondola 384661


Hi Garth,


Looking into my 12-1930 ORER, I see that P&LE has very few flat cars - in fact, this is all I could find:


P&LE 6883-6884  30ft length  150,000 lb  (2 cars total)
P&LE 6885-6889  36ft length  200,000 lb  (5 cars total)


If I strain my eyes, and use a little imagination, I could just about get myself to say that the number on the side of the flatcar image you send reads as "6884".


The image is dated 1941 (11 years later than my ORER), but it might be as simple as it's got to be one of these 7 cars, and 6884 just might be it! If this is so, you found one member of a two-car class - wow!




Claus Schlund



----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, July 13, 2020 4:46 PM

Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR Gondola 384661




Did anyone else notice what appears to be a rather short P&LE flat car on the hill just above the gondola? I was able to pull the attached photo off the web site. Can't read the number.


Yours Aye,



Garth Groff  🦆


On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 11:34 AM Bob Chaparro via <> wrote:

Photo: PRR Gondola 384661

A 1941 photo from the Historic Pittsburgh website:


Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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