Re: so that's how they did it!


Later on, in the early-60s, they would ship the wagon bodies mounted on their body trucks on double-deck flat cars.  Once they got into the assembly plant, a chain drive would grab the body truck (mounted on casters) to the body marraige machine to be dropped on body mounts to be bolted on to the frame (just like a full-sized truck today).

----- Original Message -----
From: "Elden J SAD Gatwood" <elden.j.gatwood@...>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 7:42:51 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: RE: [STMFC] so that's how they did it!

Also the only way they could get them in there in 2 layers.  No axles,

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of Tim
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 2:25 AM
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Subject: [STMFC] so that's how they did it!


A loaded Nickel Plate 50' auto box car -- notice the cars do not have their
wheels mounted!

Tim O'Connor

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