Trains.com

Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

Flatcars

1532 views
4 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    March 2011
  • 1,115 posts
Flatcars
Posted by NVSRR on Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:00 AM

Odd thing I noticed.  In the philly area, outside of bulkhead flats and tofc, I have not seen a flatcar in years?   Are they still used?  If they still exist, what type designation should I be searching for modern era  models?

shane

A pessimist sees a dark tunnel

An optimist sees the light at the end of the tunnel

A realist sees a frieght train

An engineer sees three idiots standing on the tracks stairing blankly in space

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Morristown, NJ
  • 639 posts
Posted by nealknows on Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:54 PM

I've seen them on some CSX freight trains carry steel loads, mostly flat in nature... Not sure what to search, maybe search TTX flat cars?

Neal

  • Member since
    October 2008
  • From: Canada
  • 1,559 posts
Posted by cv_acr on Thursday, April 15, 2021 2:12 PM

Plenty of flats out there. Even brand new ones.

  • Member since
    November 2006
  • From: NW Pa Snow-belt.
  • 1,960 posts
Posted by ricktrains4824 on Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:37 PM

Plenty of flat cars. Some specialized, some general purpose.

60-68 foot seem most common now for "short", with 89 foot ones as well. Carry everything from steel, tractors, military vehicles, pipe, wood, rail, turnout kits, "sectional track" for work sections, and more.

Tons of road names and reporting marks to choose from, far too many to list.

Ricky W.

HO scale Proto-freelancer.

My Railroad rules:

1: It's my railroad, my rules.

2: It's for having fun and enjoyment.

3: Any objections, consult above rules.

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • 733 posts
Posted by PC101 on Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:21 PM

March 14, 2021 late afternoon/early evening. Maybe 6 or more long flats with Green Tractors and I think Blue Tractors sitting in Harrisburg, Pa. NS's ENOLA YARD.

Heavy Military coming out of BMY-BOWEN McLAUGHLIN YORK/UDI-UNITED DEFENSE IND./BAE SYSTEMS. (same company just changed the name over the years). I catch them off and on moving flats with and with out loads.

Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

Users Online

Search the Community

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Model Railroader Newsletter See all
Sign up for our FREE e-newsletter and get model railroad news in your inbox!