Re: Photo: Jeeps On Chicago Great Western Flat Car


Douglas Harding
 

Looks to be a standard AAR 53’ 6” flatcar, which had a extreme deck width of 10’ 6”. Note how the deck boards overhang the stake pockets, with cut outs for the pockets.

The CGW had two lots of these flats, totaling 200 cars.

Chicago Great Western

3800-3899            100         1940       Pullman

                3900-3999            100         1944       Pullman

 

It looks like the car number is 3930. If it is that would put the photo date as 1944, when the car was brand new. The deck boards look fairly untouched.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andy Brusgard
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 5:18 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Jeeps On Chicago Great Western Flat Car

 

Flatcar appears to have a little added width to deck to accommodate two side by side jeeps 5'3" = 10'6".

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