Flat Cars

Car LV numbers Date & No. Built or acquired No. on roster Notes on Prototype Available models & modeling notes Prototype Photo References
Jul
42
Apr
46
Jan
53
Jul
60
Apr
64
Oct
69
Oct
74
Flat, 42 ft (FM) 9801-9826 1913
26
1
9813
1
9813
1
9813
0 0 0 0 LVRR built, steel underframe HO: Red Caboose 2235a (9811)  
Flat, 42′-6″, steel, wood flr (FM) 9827 3/41
1
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Rebuilt from Pfaudler milk car BFIX 511?    
Flat, 55′-10″, well, steel (FW) 9951-9953 1913
3
3 3 3 0 0 0 0 LVRR built, hole cut in floor 3′ x 26′-2″ and 6′-1″ x 23′-3″    
Flat, 45 ft, well pocket (FW) 9955 1958
1
1 1 1 1 Built by General Steel Castings, April 1958 HO: Overland brass. 9955 (red):  RMC, 8/68, p. 25 (+ plans).  Bossler, p.73.
Flat, 57 ft, depressed (FD) 9960, 9961 1953-54
2
2 2 2 2 Built by General Steel Castings, 1953 HO: E&P Associates brass. Wabash Valley / Red Ball white metal kit (OOP), need to add correct 6 wheel trucks 9961 (red): Bossler, p. 73
Flat, 49 ft (FM) 10000-10049 1950
50
50 50 50 49 49 Similar to PRR F30A & F30D HO: Bowser #55957 (LV 10013, 10018, 10020) 10004 & 10038 (red): Bossler, p. 74
Flat, 50 ft (FM) 10200-10205 1962-63
6
6 5 2 Rebuilt from 27000-27024 series.
10201 & 10205 fitted with chains & load binders for lumber shipments.
   
Flat, 50 ft (FC)
40’1″ IL
9’5″ IW
1’3″ IH
11000-11174 1956-60
185
150 153 0 0 Converted from hoppers in series 41000-41699 for piggyback use. 11000-11059 equipped w jacks & chains; 11060-11174 equipped w ACF trailer hitch.   11023 (red), 10/61: Eastern Penn, p. 36
Flat, 50 ft (FC)
(FM in 1975)
52’2″ IL
9’7″ IW
11300-11324 1959-60
25
25 25 25 8 Converted from gondolas in series 31425-31549 in early 60s for piggyback use, equipped w ACF trailer hitch. Originally built by Bethlehem steel in 1935.   11322 (red): Bossler, p. 74
Flat cars leased by LV but carrying other reporting marks
Flat, 60 ft (FM) HTTX
91195-93750
1965-68
10
? Leased F60AH, F60JH.
Impossible to tell from ORER which numbers in series were leased to LVRR.
   

Sources:

The Official Railway Equipment Register, April 1964, October 1969 and October 1974 (Ed Schaller collection); April 1946 (Chuck Davis collection); July 1942, January 1953 and July 1960 (Larry Grubb collection).
CNJ/LV Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment, by Craig T. Bossler, Morning Sun Books, 1994.
Lehigh Valley Freight and Passenger Equipment Rosters, by Eric A. Neubauer, Society of Freight Car Historians, 1996.
Classic Freight Cars – The Series, by John Henderson & Henry Maywald, H&M Productions, 1990s.
Model Railroading, Railmodel Journal and Railroad Model Craftsman as noted in the References column.

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