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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Center Beam Flats join the NYCTL Fleet

Greetings Blog Followers,

The New York Central Train Layout recently took possession of two used 72' Center Beam Flat Cars from the Washington Central Railroad Company. The cars are red in color, numbered 9226 and 9232, feature opera style center openings and "Cascade Warehouse"  in large white letters.

The cars are Walther's models and arrived in decent shape with just some minor shipping damage to correct. The cars as delivered to the NYCTL featured metal wheels and the old X2F or horn hook couplers. The cars were washed, repaired and received Kadee #37 under set shank couplers to meet the Kadee Height Gauge clearances.

With a new date of 5-88 they are certainly well beyond the New York Central and Penn Central trains that dominate the layout. They will however fit right into the Conrail trains that enjoy annual trackage rights.

WCRC #9226

WCRC # 9232

The new center beam flat cars at North Side Yard.

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