Re: Photo: SP Flat Car 43595 With Transformer Load

Richard Brennan

At 01:00 PM 1/15/2021, brianleppert@... wrote:
The flat car is clearly stenciled above the left hand truck "CAPY 140000", making it a 70 ton capacity car.. So it can't be a F-50-12 class flat car, can it?
Sure it can...
A quick shop change to 70-ton trucks...because an important shipper has a LARGE load: Voila!

SP Freight Cars Vol 3, p 220 lists F-70-1 as a single car: SP 49679...
p221 'The "missing' 400th car was the experimental F-70-1, car no 49679.'

Photo on 4-8-1937 as SP 43595
Two days later, 4-10-1937, with SAME load... as SP 49679

Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA

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