DECALS, 48' 9" BULKHEAD FLAT CAR 60550 to 60569

DECALS, 48' 9" BULKHEAD FLAT CAR 60550 to 60569

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We have no photo of this series. Image is of model GN 60545 from series GN 60500 to 60549 which was identical.

Great Northern supplied bulkhead flat cars for transportation of lumber, plywood, wallboard, aluminum ingots, pipe, pilings, telephone poles, and granite blocks.

These 48’ 9” inside length bulkhead flat cars were built by Great Northern in 1960 using General Steel Industries cast steel bodies. Length over the strikers was 54’ 2”. This was the last lot of GN built bulkhead flat cars. They were built with relatively short 6’ 6” high bulkhead. Later, three random cars received 2’ 6” bulkhead extensions making them 9 feet high.

Capacity was 100,000 pounds.

Body color was vermillion red.

Standard draft gear

Use Walthers car.

These superb decals are from the Precision Design Company in Canada. They were developed with information provided by GNRHS member Richard Yaremko.


Reference Sheet 296.

1968 Freight Car Diagram Book, page D 66.

No photo in Scott R. Thompson, Great Northern Equipment Color Pictorial Book 2, but diagram is identical with series 60500-549, except this series was one inch longer between the bulkheads.