Re: Flat car ID help please

Tim O'Connor

I think I can count 11 stake pockets. Hmm. Roughly 40 feet (40~42) with fishbelly sides
and 11 stake pockets ? Only about 50 railroads had those ! It is taller than the PRR car but
how does the PRR car compare to other common 40 foot flats in general ?

On 7/5/2022 3:14 PM, Bruce Smith wrote:


We need some help in identifying a flat car in the attached photo. No, not the 1st one, that’s too easy! đŸ˜‰  Rather the second one, carrying the transformer. As noted, the date is 4/7/31 and the location is Detroit’s Springwells Station. One notable feature of the flat is the height of the deck above the coupler housing. The end appears pretty tall (for a flat car). It appears to have 10 stake pockets and is likely about a 40’ car.



Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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