Re: Boxcar sides loaded for shipping (UNCLASSIFIED)

Gatwood, Elden J SAD

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I also have to add that the beautiful flat car load appears to be a PRR F30A.
Based on photos I have, the F30A frames did not arrive at the PRR shops in
red paint, but what looks like grey primer. Thought you might like to know,

Elden Gatwood

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Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Boxcar sides loaded for shipping

On Mar 20, 2011, at 6:14 PM, Jim Hayes wrote:

This might help a little.
Jim and Tom,

That representation of the box car sides load is no where close to the AAR
diagram for that particular load.

Additionally, the mention of steel banding not used until the 1950s is in
error as well. Steel banding was used in numerous, if not the majority, of
loading diagrams by the late 1920s. That includes Figure 34-A used to secure
box car sides within gondolas.


Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada

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