[Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: Chemical Vessel On Southern And L&N HD Flatcars
Gatwood, Elden J SAD
I never did figure out all the details on these super HD flat cars (I tried), but this is a great illustration as to how they were used.
The rotating load supports are very cool.
Best I could figure out was that these were GSC castings of ~300-ton capacity, mounted on 4 x 6-wheel roller bearing trucks. There weren’t a lot of these around: PRR (similar), Southern, L&N, C&NW. Those little “webs” connecting the bottom and top flanges with the side seemed to have been a thing on these super HD flats. There was a little dialog I read on how these were supposed to reduce concentration of stresses to minimize chances of cracking.
Thanks for sharing that great photo, Bob!
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Monday, May 3, 2021 12:26 PM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: Chemical Vessel On Southern And L&N HD Flatcars
Photo: Chemical Vessel On Southern And L&N HD Flatcars
Photo from the Pullman Library:
Click on the photo twice for maximum enlargement.