Interesting flat car loads circa 1931-32


Brian Rochon
 

From Steamtown/Erie-Lackawanna site today.  Images are too washed out to read reporting marks but the loads are very interesting.

 

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-01-17-20/X7844.jpg

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-01-17-20/X7845.jpg

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-01-17-20/X7846.jpg

 

Brian Rochon

Silver Spring, MD


Doug Paasch
 

Work train for stringing catenary.  One flat carries the cable reels.  The one with the "roof" is a high work platform for the electricians.

Doug Paasch


On Jan 17, 2020 6:00 AM, "Brian Rochon" <berochon@...> wrote:

From Steamtown/Erie-Lackawanna site today.  Images are too washed out to read reporting marks but the loads are very interesting.

 

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-01-17-20/X7844.jpg

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-01-17-20/X7845.jpg

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-01-17-20/X7846.jpg

 

Brian Rochon

Silver Spring, MD


Doug Paasch
 

Also, notice the hoist, counterweights, and cable/pulley system to adjust the platform deck height.

DP


On Jan 17, 2020 6:30 AM, "Doug Paasch" <drpaasch@...> wrote:

Work train for stringing catenary.  One flat carries the cable reels.  The one with the "roof" is a high work platform for the electricians.

Doug Paasch


On Jan 17, 2020 6:00 AM, "Brian Rochon" <berochon@...> wrote:

From Steamtown/Erie-Lackawanna site today.  Images are too washed out to read reporting marks but the loads are very interesting.

 

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-01-17-20/X7844.jpg

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-01-17-20/X7845.jpg

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-01-17-20/X7846.jpg

 

Brian Rochon

Silver Spring, MD


mofwcaboose <MOFWCABOOSE@...>
 

Those "loads" are permanently on the cars because they are used in wire train service to maintain the overhead catenary.

John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL


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From Steamtown/Erie-Lackawanna site today.  Images are too washed out to read reporting marks but the loads are very interesting.
 
 
Brian Rochon
Silver Spring, MD