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[Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Interesting load on a SAL flat

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Charlie;

It may have indeed been photographed for one of those reasons. In most of my research into period photos of flats and gons, many are photos taken for damage claim purposes, especially with "high and wides".

Elden Gatwood

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I wonder how far that excess height load got before taking out a wagon bridge or wires crossing the track??

Charlie Vlk



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Here's an earlier version of a water tube boiler on a flat car, from Saginaw, Michigan in 1895.

The Flint & Pere Marquette was one of the predecessors to the Pere Marquette, which owned the second flat car in the photo at the top of this thread.

- Fritz Milhaupt