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Hi Garth and List Members,
If you closely examine the image you sent out to us
all, one can easily see that the stake pockets near the center of the
car have been modified for some specialized use -
they look to be securing some kind of steel pivot plate or other loadbearing
So I'm not too bothered by
the stake pocket count. It would not come as a great surprise to me if the stake
pockets were modified for use with one or more specific loads, since this is
such a very specialized car moving even more specialized loads
Trucks are also different between the
two photos, having gone from arch bar to a more modern design
The overall profile of the car looks to be a dead
on match, even down to the unique rectangular openings in the car frame at the
body bolster locations.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 5:50
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR
Claus and Jim,
Thanks for your help with the P&LE flat car ID. One problem though.
The 1941 car has only seven stake pockets, while the car in the earlier photo
Jim presented has 12. A rebuild is a likely possibility. Or perhaps this is
6883 and it had a different number of stake pockets from 6884.
Garth Groff 🦆
I think this is the P&LE 30' flat in the background.
There was an article about this car in the American Engineer and
Railroad Journal 1905, page 324 (although for online scrolling purposes,
it's page 344).
From: Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...
Sent: Mon, Jul 13, 2020 4:46
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.
Garth Groff 🦆
Photo: PRR Gondola 384661
A 1941 photo from the Historic Pittsburgh
Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.