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    I have a hard time finding reference photos for prototypical freight car loads. Particularly flat cars. I have tried internet searches on several key word combos but have come up short for good load pics. If you have a picture, link to a good reference site or any info on actual railroad loads, please post here. Any prototype freight car load that someone might find interesting and helpful would be welcome. The more obscure or unusual, the better in my interests.

    I stumbled onto this by accident:
    http://www.billspennsyphotos.com/pho...20A%20800x.jpg




    I did several advanced searches on Nscale.net. Many load posts but mostly modeled loads, older broken posts or specific load questions. Any offerings appreciated! Thanks!
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    I have a few interesting ones, I'll try to get 'em "loaded up"..
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    I have seen many, but not intentionally, sch as this fir the loco counting thread.
    What do you consider prototypical? The following shot is probably not as common as that tractor load you posted. If i remember i'll look for the VTR photos of a special train that went through VT carrying massive windmill blades.


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    Oh goodie! I've been waiting for something like this.

    DOD special materials transfer cask



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    Whatever the heck this thing is...

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    Oooh and look, some sort of loading thingambob...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PW&NJ View Post
    Oh goodie! I've been waiting for something like this.

    DOD special materials transfer cask

    http://0.tqn.com/d/modeltrains/1/7/n/4/-/-/IMG016.JPG
    Is that a real train? That switcher looks familiar, seems like the number is 2419, which is also what I have.

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