Re: ATSF flat class


Tim, 14 stake pockets is not necessarily the spotting feature! Some of the same series of flats have only 12 stake pockets. This is mentioned and evidenced by photos in the Santa Fe HS book. Sorry don't have it handy.

Rich Christie

On Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 05:26:27 PM CST, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

The car in Jim's picture has 14 stake pockets ! It is either an Ft-P or similar car with 14 pockets.

On 1/24/2023 1:54 PM, charles slater wrote:
The flat car is either a Ft-I Built in 1910 or Ft-J Built in 1913 44 foot car.  
Here are two photos of an Ft-I 190080 Built 9-1910 in Barstow Yard in 1993 and 1994.
Charlie Slater MSFM2

From: <> on behalf of Jim Eager <jeager@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 10:30 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ATSF flat class
Tim 'O sent me a photo of an Ft-L converted to TOFC service and it is definitely not a good match.
Guess I'll need to track down photos of the other suggested classes to make sure for myself.


Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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