NS Steel Cars at Scranton Yard

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NS Steel Cars at Scranton Yard

Postby SemperFidelis » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:50 pm

A few days ago I noticed some short (40 foot?) railcars at Scranton yard that appeared to be carrying bars of solid steel. The cars were Norfolk Southern, were painted in a nice grey and black scheme, and resembled a short gondola with one side removed and replaced with stakes.

I've never seen any of these cars aboard the line before and they seemed out of place, staged on a track that was between Tower 60 and some of the Steamtown equipment exhibits. Perhaps the track they were on was lined to the ammunition plant's gantry, but I couldn't get a good angle without trespassing.

Does anyone know why these cars were aboard DLRR and to where they were bound?
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Re: NS Steel Cars at Scranton Yard

Postby dano23 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:50 pm

I believe they are flatcars of rail.
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Re: NS Steel Cars at Scranton Yard

Postby SemperFidelis » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:16 am

The material on them appeared to be bars of metal, maybe 6" X 6", but maybe I'm wrong. If they're still there today, I'll take a closer look.

Thank you!
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Re: NS Steel Cars at Scranton Yard

Postby dano23 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:25 pm

I know I saw a picture of those cars coming through Slateford I believe but for the life of me I can't find them.
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