PRR FD2 was Re: Early Schnabel Cars
--- In STMFC@..., "John Thompson" <JThomp1945@...> wrote:On Aug 6, 2008, at 7:20 AM, tbarney2004 wrote:
The PRR FD2 "Queen Mary" flat car was an all welded, 250T capacitySorry to nitpick but the 250Fxx tender classes generally had 3 axle trucks (with one exception that I know of). IIRC, the trucks on the FD2/FW1 were from scrapped T1 duplex locomotive tenders, class 180P84, truck class 4F5T3.
Car was also unique in that the span bolsters had a secondAgain to nitpick, the well body was class FW1.
AFAIK, has long been scrapped,I'll agree with the scale issue, but welding had been in use for freight car construction for over 15 years (e.g. D&H's 1932 AAR boxcars, built circa 1937). The jigs and oven that were used to build this car were pretty amazing, and when you consider that it was a one-of-a-kind, that was a significant expense to go to.
Bruce F. Smith
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