Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
Since when does an early Lidgerwood become a "flat car"? These things were around for years to unload ballast
from ballast cars with sides that opened though I yet to figure out how it was done on curves. A cable was wound onto
the drum on the right and pulled a plow down through a string of cars to unload them. The Rutland had one for years
and the B&M may have had one at one time as the Rutland sold the B&M some ballast cars of the type used and bought
100 new ballast cars to replace them.
Though no longer headquartered in NYC Lidgerwood is stilll around.
Cordially, Don Valentine