Re: Photo: NYC Flat Car S-498123 With Condenser Parts (1924)


Looking at the car diagrams, the lead car’s deck measures 50 inches above the top of rail; and the following car’s deck measures 38 3/8 inch above the rail, both coupler center lines are the standard 34 1/2 inches. The loading effects the numbers somewhat but a foot difference is the norm.

Roger Hinman

On Jan 17, 2021, at 2:44 PM, Mike Williams via <j3a5405@...> wrote:

How will those two cars remained coupled?  The draft gear must be quite out of alignment!

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