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  • August 16, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 901 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    A Santa Fe Wt-J (ex-Ft-J) in Maintenence of Way service. - Cyril Durrenberger photo.Santa Fe 's Ft-J numbered in the 90000 series. - Model and photo by Pat Student. by P. J. Student    The first time I saw one of these car...
  • July 18, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,027 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by John M. Buffalo Model photography by the author    The flat car goes back to the beginnings of railroading and is often referred to as the "universal" car because of its versatility. Just as it does in revenue service,...
  • April 9, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,678 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Top: The New York Central 70-ton flatcar of AAR design. The wood-floor car was built by NYC shop forces in 1944, one of 300 such cars produced in the same lot. Note the crated loads, secured to the car with metal bands. Above: The crates on Richard He...
  • February 29, 2012 - posted by David Lotz - 1,095 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    This print from an old promotional catalog, shows the last two Wiscasset flat cars ready for shipping on a wide gauge Maine Central flat car. The WW&F flats are 30' long, while the MEC flat is probably 35' in length. An interesting load for any mo...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 5,778 views - 6 comments - 7 likes
    Making Loads For Gondolas & Flat Cars By Christopher Brimley Flatcars and gondolas always seem to lack something when you take them out of the box. They need a little weathering so they are not so new and glossy, and they seem to be screaming for a lo...
  • Invalid date - posted by John Pestana - 2,443 views - 2 comments - 3 likes
    RailModel Journal February 2008 Page 6 By Bob Rivard The inspiration for this project came from the Fallen Flags website. I found some very helpful photos of these Canadian flat cars on this site. The Walthers car can be greatly improved by adding a f...