Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] More boring well car stuff pt 3, was: Photo: Reading Well Hole Flat Car 99009 (Undated)


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Tom;

 

They were 70-ton cars, believe it or not. 

 

Someone is going to weigh in on what class battleship that turret faceplate is destined for.

 

I noted how the load is accommodated by distribution to the end sheets, side sills, and bolted in place thru the floor.  Very interesting.  This due to PRR warnings in ORER about load distribution.

 

Elden Gatwood

 

 

 

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A piece of 18" armor plate that big must have been SOME heavy!
Wonder what the capacity of the car was?

Tom

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