Re: Tie down holes in GSC flat cars?


Jeffrey White
 

Thanks Bruce.  According to the IC 1960 equipment list it was a 50 ton car built in 1957.  Actually it was the exposed bolster top that caught my eye.


Jeff White Alma IL

On 2/18/2022 5:06 PM, Bruce Smith wrote:
Jeff,

Stake pockets on the ends of flat cars are common. This looks like it might be a 70-ton car due to the exposed bolster top.

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

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I cam across this photo of IC flats being assembled at the IC's Centralia car shops from frames bought from General Steel Castings.

I've never seen these holes in the steel at each end of the deck. 

Maybe I've just missed them in other photos.

Jeff White Alma IL

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