Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: Seamless Pipe Fitting Load On GN Flat Car 60031 (1956)
Gatwood, Elden J SAD
These GN cars are very interesting. I know next to nothing about them, except what I can glean from photos. I believe it is a well flat, not a well HOLE flat, since it does not look like the floor supports are removable. I have wondered what GN needed these cars for, since it is usually an on-line customer that needed them. These shipments were just lucrative enough that RRs could be convinced the roster them, otherwise….not.
The side members are surprisingly slender for a more typical well flat, which generally had deep side sills, but there is that u/f, which indicates the well is not that deep….
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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: Seamless Pipe Fitting Load On GN Flat Car 60031 (1956)
Photo: Seamless Pipe Fitting Load On GN Flat Car 60031 (1956)
A photo from the Wisconsin Historical Society:
Appears to be a well hole flat car.