Photo: Chemical Vessel On Southern And L&N HD Flatcars


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Chemical Vessel On Southern And L&N HD Flatcars

Photo from the Pullman Library:

https://pullman-lib.smugmug.com/Railroad-R-S/i-GjXMwgB/A

Click on the photo twice for maximum enlargement.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Steven D Johnson
 

L&N #24955 was built by Thrall in January 1965.  The nearly identical 300-ton Southern car #50099 was also built by Thrall in 1/65, and was intended for joint use with the L&N’s car.

 

In March 1963, L&N transported a huge refinery isocracking reactor vessel built by Combustion Engineering in Chattanooga, TN.  At the time, that shipment was the heaviest ever for L&N and possibly for any railroad in the nation; however, L&N had to use 12-axle flat cars from the Pennsy and  Soo Line to haul that monster load.  In 1964, in anticipation of other such shipments, L&N officials decided to purchase the railroad’s own 12-axle flat car, the #24955. 

 

Even though this is beyond the group’s time frame, I thought some would be interested in that background information.

 

Steve Johnson

Nashville, TN

 

 

 

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Photo: Chemical Vessel On Southern And L&N HD Flatcars

Photo from the Pullman Library:

https://pullman-lib.smugmug.com/Railroad-R-S/i-GjXMwgB/A

Click on the photo twice for maximum enlargement.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA