[Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Republic Creosoting Company Plant, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 27, 1934
Gatwood, Elden J SAD
I think it is intentional, since they are loading the cars in a way the pole load goes over where the brake assembly was mounted. I have some other pics that have the wheel, shaft and coupling also laid on the deck.
PRR’s FM’s originally came with brake shafts on both ends, and the left end is overhung by the load, so that set would have had to be temporarily removed. It also looks very much like a PRR brake wheel.
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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Republic Creosoting Company Plant, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 27, 1934
Love the brake wheel on the “2nd from left end” car
I assume “intentionally disconnected”, but could be a “whoops”?