F-70-80 Flat Cars

A roster of the F-70-80 class flat cars is provided as follows:


	SP 516273-516312	40  PC&F racks applied 1977
	SP 516613-516772	160 PC&F racks applied 9=10-77
	SP 516773-516972  	200 Portec racks applied 1-78

	

 

This is a mixed group of 400 cars. The 89'-4" flats appear to have been built new as wide-body, low-level, bowl-deck cars by AC&F 4+8/1977. PC&F enclosed tri-level autoracks were applied to part of the order (e.g. 516675, 516686, 516689, 516726, 516754, 516755), while Portec enclosed tri-levels were applied to other cars (e.g. 516849, 516879, 516893). All cars had mesh doors originally, but they were later rebuilt with steel clamshell doors. Some cars were also reconfigured as bi-levels for minivan and SUV service (e.g. 516686, 516726, 516754).

Many thanks to Jim Eager for information on this class.

 

Photo by: Patrick Harris

 

SP:

SP 516675

Nick Molo collection

1980

SP 516726

Jim Eager

1995

SP 516726

Patrick Harris

New Orleans, LA; 04/30/1997

SP 516732

Patrick Harris

New Orleans, LA; 05/02/1996

SP 516754

Tom Fassett

San Bernardino, CA; 12/2000

SP 516775

Patrick Harris

Cartersville, GA; 05/20/2015

SP 516783

Patrick Harris

Cartersville, GA; 05/07/2017

SP 516880

Lee A. Gautreaux

Addis, LA; 07/01/2013

SP 516883

Patrick Harris

New Orleans, LA; 05/22/1996

 


Jim Eager's detail tracking list:

516311  PC&F rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors

516625  PC&F rack, as built trilevel with mesh doors, rack NEW 9-77
516686  PC&F rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors
516701  PC&F rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors
516708  PC&F rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors
516711  PC&F rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors
516726  PC&F rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors
516751  PC&F rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors
516754  PC&F rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors
516755  PC&F rack, as built trilevel with mesh doors, rack NEW 10-77

516810  Portec rack, as built trilevel with mesh doors
516842  Portec rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors
516849  Portec rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors
516851  Portec rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors
516855  Portec rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors
516869  Portec rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors
516893  Portec rack, as built trilevel with mesh doors, rack NEW 1-78
516897  Portec rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors
516903  Portec rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors
516912  Portec rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors
516914  Portec rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors
516921  Portec rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors
516949  Portec rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors
516953  Portec rack, rebuilt as bilevel with clamshell doors

 

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