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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Flatcar - 2-Axle
Name Flatcar, 2-Axle
Region Europe
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Flatcar
Variety 2-Axle
Era Epoch I (1870-1920)


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History: A flatcar (US) (also flat car (US)[1] or flat wagon (UIC)) is a piece of railroad (US) or railway (non-US) rolling stock that consists of an open, flat deck mounted on a pair of trucks (US) or bogies (UK), one at each end containing four or six wheels. Occasionally, flat cars designed to carry extra heavy or extra large loads are mounted on a pair (or rarely, more) of bogies under each end. The deck of the car can be wood or steel, and the sides of the deck can include pockets for stakes or tie-down points to secure loads. Flatcars designed for carrying machinery have sliding chain assemblies recessed in the deck.

The European 2-Axle flatcar dates back to the early days of railways as it was versatile, simple and could handle tight radius curves. It has been used to transport just about anything that will fit and does not need protection from the elements.

History: This set of items is comprised of more than one name. Please look at the component items for details on the specific roadnames and/or manufacturers.


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Item created by: gdm on 2018-04-17 11:46:48. Last edited by gdm on 2018-04-17 11:55:37

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