[Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Is this "DowelLoc" flooring in this box car?
Gatwood, Elden J SAD
I have not seen the explanation on why PRR chose that flooring in doorways only, for their X53 class meant for “sensitive” coil on pallets, but it may have been from their experience with loading heavy coil through weaker doorways. Maybe they thought this provided additional rigidity?
They were also DF-equipped and Insulated.
Must’ve been some valuable coil!
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jack Mullen
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:37 PM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Is this "DowelLoc" flooring in this box car?
This car has wood flooring with an overlay of perforated steel floor protection plates. I don't know what brand of plates these are.