Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Volume 20 GATC airslide Flat car loading practices
Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Volume 20 GATC airslide Flat car loading practices
Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Volume 20 GATC airslide Flat car loading practices
Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Volume 20 GATC airslide Flat car loading practices

Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Volume 20 GATC airslide Flat car loading practices

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Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Volume 20 GATC airslide Flat car loading practices
 
Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Volume 20

Page 1-85 Flat car loading practices The article contains 46 diagrams that show how many types of loads are restrained and tied down to flat cars. Also included are 126 photos of flat cars with all types of loads such as various steel products including pipe, auto frames, road construction and farm machinery, transformers and circuit breakers, boilers and vessels, rolling stock underframes, trucks and wheels, forging presses, locomotives, damaged freight cars, street cars and busses, lumber products, stone, containers, military equipment, and trailers on flat cars. Captions describe the flat cars photographed including the cars' histories (car number series, builder, and build date). Additional text details the A.A.R. rules for securing the various commodities.
Pages 86-113 GATC Airslide 2,600 Cubic Ft Covered Hopper Cars Part 2 Cars Leased by Railroads The article is the second in a series, which covers cars from 1954- 1959 built and owned by General American (GACX reporting marks) and leased to railroads during this time period. There are also a few examples of cars originally leased by railroads and then purchased by the railroad. The article contains 49 page-width photographs, two diagrams, and two comprehensive tables

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