Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [PRR] Early "coil car" on the C&O 1954


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Here’s additional correspondence on the C&O car(s).

 

“June 24, 1954:  Memo from C&O’s KA Browne to PRR’s C.K. Steins, offering a description of their experimental car for hauling coil strip steel, equipped with sliding pallets.  Offers to let PRR inspect the car.”

 

Additionally,

 

“June 24, 1954:  memo from H.T. Cover to J.H. Newcomer: states that C&O arrangement is a “steel pallet” “41 feet long and almost the full width” of the gondola car.  “there are fixed stops at each end of the pallet”  between them are “movable stops”.  The pallet is “free to move” on “in steel plates resting on the car floor”.  It is “an experimental car”, and a “one-way” car.  Further, “This device does nothing that the sliding center sill does not do in cushioning a load.  As you know, we have 200 class N8 cabins and 20 new Pullman-Standard (class X48) box cars equipped with sliding center sills.  The sliding center sill car has the advantage of being an all-purpose car and, on the basis of the description given by the C&O, the sliding center sill is simpler.”

 

Did the C&O car get into production?  Does anyone have a photo?

 

Elden Gatwood

 

 

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Oh, you wanted MORE?

 

Check out the damage caused by these coils, to this “dedicated” PRR coil box car….

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: PRR@PRR.groups.io <PRR@PRR.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curt Fortenberry
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The one magazine I'm thinking of was something like "knowledge is of no value unless it is shared".

Curt Fortenberry

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