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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
 

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