Freight Car Friday – The Strange and Unusual

Lionel Trains

If you love trains, you’ve seen your share of boxcars and gondolas and covered hoppers. But every great once in a while you see a car that makes you stop and scratch your head. This week we’ll take a look at a few of those.

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At first glance this looks like an ordinary flatcar, but then you look a little closer and have to wonder what all of those extra parts are on the deck. The car itself was originally built to carry a tri-level autorack. This gives the car a very low deck height.

QUAZ 88966 From finished automobiles to broken rail cars – this flatcar has had an interesting life.

Now this flat is a car-hauler of a different sort – damaged rail cars. The two heavy beams on the deck support the car in place of its own trucks. The one seen on the left is fixed and the other…

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