Re: Photos: Bangor & Aroostook Flat Car 71710 With Army Tanks (Undated)
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This set of photos is a companion to a set of photos of NC&St.L FM-7 #70035 with a similar load. We discussed BOTH loads back in April of 2017. This appears to have been a load test with full rigged M3A1 tanks and as I said then "of which 300 were produced by the American Locomotive Company between February and August 1942. 272 were powered by Wright radial aircraft engines, while 28 were powered by Gurberson T-1400-2 diesels.”
Here is the NC&St.L car: http://data2.archives.ca/e/e444/e011086599-v8.jpg
The M3A1 variants on both can be recognized as early to mid production by the presence of the side doors with pistol ports. The M3A1 on the BAR car being a slightly later variant than those on the NC&St.L car as shown by the counterweight noted by Elden.