MOW Flatcars

In addition to using flatcars to carry supplies, Conrail also had many flatcars equipped with rails for hauling smaller, lighter pieces of MOW equipment from site to site.

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The 712F class was a group of 300 flatcars built in 1942 as NYC 499300-499599. Some of these cars that survived to Conrail were put into MOW service.
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The 793F class consists of 500 flatcars built in 1950 in the series NYC 499800-500299. Many cars which lasted into Conrail were used in MOW service.
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The 828F class is a group of 500 flatcars built in 1953 as NYC 500300-500799. Many cars in this class that were conveyed to Conrail were used in MOW service.
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Former NYC cars
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Former PRR cars
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Former PRR cars
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Former EL cars
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Former NH cars
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Alongside CR SW-1200M 9311 (ex-RDG V01000M 2711) CR 12 holds prime movers at the Juniata shops in March, 1978.
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CR 31188 is seen at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg PA on 10/18/97. Car is ex PRR 470189 and was built 9-29.
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Car is ex PC 33321/PRR 475577 and was built 12-53.
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Car is ex PC 33342/PRR 475735 and was built 1-54.
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Car is ex NH 17670 and was built 11-51.
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Here is a close-up of the former number of CR 58676, which is NH 17670. Most of Conrail's freight cars had a heritage number stenciled on the car.
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Car is ex CR 715590/PRR 469391 and was built 11-56 (weighed 3-19-87). It went to NS at the split, and was deleted on 12-1-01.
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CR 58809 along with many other pieces of rolling stock are seen at Hollidaysburg PA on 7/27/97. Note the CR 58809 is loaded with side sheets for the G52X coalporters that were being built at HCS during this time. CR 58809 is ex PRR 469617.
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A string of 3 MOW flatcars is captured here in early 1997 as they haul track maintenance equipment to their next work destination.

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