Photo: D&RGW Gondola 70298 (1949)

Andy Carlson

Good morning, everybody!

70-ton trucks. The EJ&E had some ASF A3 70-ton trucks with outside clast brakes on some cars. A survivor is at the Fillmore & Western RR in Ventura County, just a 100 miles or so West of LA. It had its outside brakes removed at some point. It may even be a spring-plank truck.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

On Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 9:50:00 AM PST, Schuyler Larrabee via <schuyler.larrabee@...> wrote:

I noticed that Eric, and I first thought that those must be replacement trucks.  The sideframes look much more modern than 1922, but outside hung on a truck with those sideframes seems very odd.




From: <> On Behalf Of Eric Hansmann
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: D&RGW Gondola 70298 (1949)


Interesting trucks, too. The outside-hung brake beam was uncommon on freight cars by the time these were built in 1923.



Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN


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