Re: Photo: Flatcar With Rope Load


It even doesn't have coupler lift bars and brake hoses -> likely NO working brake at all!
It seems that it just has been shoved back and forth on only a few hundred feet at the most.

Many greetings


Gesendet: Freitag, 26. März 2021 um 18:26 Uhr
Von: "Steven D Johnson" <tenncentralrwy@...>
Betreff: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Flatcar With Rope Load

Look at the coupler...A makeshift "link and pin" arrangement. You can see the bar or rod going to the other car. Neat.

I would agree it's in captive service.

Steve Johnson

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Jeff
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Flatcar With Rope Load

Am I missing them, or does that car not have airbrakes? That would
definitely put it in captive/non-interchange service.

On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 9:11 AM Bob Chaparro via
<chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Photo: Flatcar With Rope Load

A phot from the Digital Commonwealth website:

Click on the photo and scroll to enlarge the photo.

Undated. No ownership indicated on the flatcar.

Perhaps in captive service at the port?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Jeff Shultz
A railfan approaches a grade crossing hoping that there will be a train.

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