[Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Rails and Hoists for Spools of Rayon
Gatwood, Elden J SAD
Did you guys get any of this?
Just wondering on how irrelevant my responses may be….
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Group; To add:
Here is an example of the PRR’s “silk” car fleet. Not lost on me is the car number, right next to a rayon car number of 1964.
Note the interior dedicated racking equipment. The obvious overhead rail is how the racks were slid into the channel for following movement in-car. I am not sure how and if these were modified for rayon shipment.
This is one of the cars recommended to Tangent for inclusion in their offering: early X31A with transverse reservoir and early end arrangement.
During WW2, the silk cars would be moving to parachute manufacturers for the war effort.
I am the one who provided that research, but have been unable to verify who generated the loads, or a photo that shows stenciling for routing.
I suspect these may be re-purposed “silk” cars, but have not put in the time to examine various ORERs for car numbers.
Yet another research project….
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