Re: Rutland Flat car

Jeff English

I forgot to mention that Danbury also has one of the NYC 255-F cars,
and it is indeed nearly identical to the Rutland 2762. The NYC car
is one of two idler flats coupled up to a double-end wreck crane.
This particular crane was custom made for work in Grand Central
Terminal and the Park Avenue tunnel and still belongs to Metro Morth;
they have it on loan to DRM but can recall it for occasional needs
for its original purpose. It is painted blue with white MNCW
lettering (as are the two idler flats).

Jeff English
Troy, New York

--- In STMFC@..., "englishintroy" <englij@...> wrote:

The Rutland 2762 is currently at the Danbury Railway Museum in CT,
partially restored. Needs internal painting and a new deck.

Also at Danbury is another Rutland flat car from the 2600-series
(straight side sill, and older than the 2700s). The road number of
this car is indeterminate; old stencils are generally unreadable,
there is a later MOW number.

I believe the Upper Hudson River Railroad acquired two of the 2700s
about the same time the 2762 went to Danbury (around 2000, along
the 2600 and a Rutland DS box car, 8085).

I don't know the number of the car at Steamtown. I presume they
rmeoved this car from Vermont in the general exodus from Bellows
Falls to Scranton.

Jeff English
Troy, New York
(venue of the 2008 annual convention of the Rutland Railroad
Historical Society)

--- In STMFC@..., Richard Dermody <ddermody@> wrote:

And a link to a Rutland 2762 photo is;


On Apr 30, 2007, at 3:13 PM, Garth G. Groff wrote:


One of the Rutland flats survives at Steamtown in Scranton, PA.
It is
nicely restored, and features (IIRC) a large piece of stone as
a load.

Kind regards,

Garth G. Groff

lrkdbn wrote:

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