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D&RGW Flat Cars 1960 - 1993


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Photo by James Belmont
A flat car is a piece of railroad rolling stock that consists of an open, flat deck mounted on a pair of trucks, one at each end containing four wheels. Occasionally, flat cars designed could vary to meet customer needs to carry extra heavy loads. Flatcars are used for loads that are too large or cumbersome to load in enclosed cars such as boxcars.

The DRGW roster information below has not been updated since 1999 by Jim Eager.  If you know of the current despostion of a car listed below or you spot missing, inaccurate data, have model suggestion or a picture for any Rio Grande Flat cars we'd love to see & hear about it.   Contact the RGM&HS webmaster at: rgmhswebmaster@rgmhs.org.

Series Lbs Type IL CuFt Builder Date Year Retired Commodity HO Kit N Kit Paint Design Notes
2051-2095 180 FBS 59-11 .   -   <1984 Wallboard .     Bulkhead flat *Ex-? in -82
4000-4072 140 FMS 85-00 . PS 7- 1961*   Pipe ATH*   1 L sills,*stake pockets *Leased from NACC in -68=69
8801-9000 140 FC 89-04 . PS BES 8- 1980*   TOFC/ COFC Atlas, ACC MT 1 Flush deck, 2 hitches *Ex-WP 8801-9000 in -85
20000-20006 110 FMS 53-06 . RBLT/ RE# - 1957 <1962 Auto Frames P2K*   2 15 pocket, rivt Ex-22000-22199
20007-20010 110 FMS 53-06 . RBLT/ RE# - 1962 <1993 Truck Frames P2K*   2 15 pocket, rivt Ex-22000-22239
20011-20014 110 FMS 53-06 . RBLT/ RE# - 1962 <1977 Auto Frames P2K*   2 15 pocket, rivt Ex-22000-22199
20020-20024 0 FMS 48-05 . RBLT/ RE# < 1965 <1976 Cylinders* P2K*   2 21 stakes, blkhds Ex-22200-22239, *Vanadium Oxide
20025-20029-AB 220 FC 107-00 . RBLT/ RE# < 1965 <1993 COFC P2K*   2 14 pocket, rivt, articulated A&B Ex-21000-21099
20030-20039-AB 220 FC 107-00 . RBLT/ RE# < 1968 <1993 COFC P2K*   2 15 pocket, rivt, articulated A&B Ex-22000-22239
20025-20039 2nd 110 FM 53-06 . * -   <1993   P2K   2 *Separated Ex-22000-22239
20050-20056 209 FMS 48-06 . GSI GC 1- 1966   Containers* WAL WAL, ATH 2 16 pocket,cast,blkhds, 10Ó EOC *Molybdenum
21000-21099 110 FM/S 53-06 . BSC JTN 6- 1959   Gen/Asgn Serv*     2 14 pocket, weld *Auto frames
21500-21508 130 FC 85-00 . PS BUT 5- 1959   T/COFC >Pipe ATH*   2 Fishbelly L sills, 2 hitches, later removed Lot 8458B
21509-21523 130 FC 85-00 . PS BUT 6=9- 59   T/COFC >Pipe ATH*   2 Fishbelly L sills, 2 hitches, later removed Lot 8505
21524-21548 130 FC 85-00 . PS BUT 2- 63   T/COFC >Pipe ATH*   2 Straight L sills, 2 hitches, later removed Lot 8777A
21700-21759 1st 130 FA 88-10 . BSC JTN/WK 8- 63   Autos WAL+rack   2 C sills, *Tri-level racks .
21700-21759 1st 130 FA 88-10 . BSC JTN/WK 8- 63   Lt Trucks WAL+rack   2 C sills, *Bi-level : 21702,-04,-05,-06,-29,-30,-35,-37,-40,-43,-46 .
21700-21759 2nd 130 FMS 89-00 . RBLT > 71+   Pipe,Air Ducts WAL   2 C sills, De-racked bi- and tri-levels .
22000-22199 110 FM/S 53-06 . MVC 2- 44 <93 Gen Serv P2K   2 15 pocket, rivt, AAR design, Brandon tie-downs: 22231-232 .
22200-22239 110 FM 53-06 . DRGW - 51 <93 Gen Serv P2K   2 15 pocket, rivt, AAR design .
22247 110 FB 40-06 . DRGW* - 52 62 Wallboard P2K*   2 11 pocket, rivt, / blkhds added *Blt -51, bulkheads added, to 20007 -62
22261 110 FB 42-00 . RBLT/ RE# - 52 <65 Wallboard P2K*   2 11 pocket, rivt, / blkhds added Ex-22000-22199
22267-22299 (4*) 110 FB 42-00 . RBLT/ RE# - 54 62 Wallboard P2K*   2 11 pocket, rivt, / blkhds added Ex-22200-22239,*22267,279,281,299
22278-22317 (5*) 110 FB 40-06 . RBLT/ RE# - 54 <? Wallboard P2K*   2 15 pocket, rivt, / blkhds added Ex-22000-22199,*22278,2307,209,210,217
22330-21504 110 FB 48-05 . RBLT/ RE# - 56 <93 Wallboard P2K*   2 13 pocket, rivt, blkhds added Ex-22000-22329
21505-22424 110 FB 48-05 . RBLT/ RE# -1958= 59 <93 Wallboard P2K*   2 13 pocket, rivt, blkhds added Ex-22000-22239
22425-22473 110 FB 48-05 . RBLT/ RE# - 55 <93 Wallboard P2K*   2 13 pocket, rivt, blkhds added Ex-22240-22329
22485-22534 110 FB 48-06 . BSC JTN - 60   Wallboard .   2 13 pocket, weld .
22535-22561 110 FB 48-06 . BSC JTN - 62   Wallboard .   2 13 pocket, weld .
22562-22661 110 FB 48-06 . BSC JTN - 63   Wallboard .   2 13 pocket, weld .
22662-22761 140 FB 48-06 . GSI GC 3- 65   Wallbrd,Plate Stl WAL WAL, ATH 2 16 pocket, cast, blkhds, 10 EOC .
23000-23099 110 FM 53-06 . ACF 8=9- 56   Gen Serv P2K   2 15 pocket, rivt, AAR design .
80000-80005 2nd 315 FC 107-00* . RBLT/ RE# . <83   COFC WAL* WAL*,ATH 2 2 permanently coupled cars A&B Ex-22xxx series GSI bulkhead flats
80010-80016 2nd 400 FMS 50-00 . TC 6- 89   Missile COFC .   1 Heavy capacity, 4 truck, reefer container .
105004-105049 150 FC 89-04 . ACF STL 9- 78* <93 TOFC/ COFC Atlas, ACC MT 1 Flush deck, 2 hitches *Ex-MEC (nee P&W) in -82

Paint Scheme


1. Spartan re-stencil or repaint
2. Black, white flying Rio Grande, 1944-on

Key


Lbs Weight capacity in lbs x 1,000
Type AAR car type code (i.e. XM = boxcar, etc
IL Interior Length or tank
Builder ACF = American Car & Foundry; BSC = Bethlehem Steel Car; CSCC = Chicago Steel Car Co.; GATC = General American Transportation Co.; H&B = Haskell & Barker; IC&E = Illinois Car & Equipment; KCSS = Kansas City Structural Steel; LCC = Litchfield Car Co; MPC = Michigan-Peninsular Car; MC&F = Missouri Car & Foundry; MCW = Michgan Car Works; MVC = Mt. Vernon Car (PSC); OFC = Ohio Falls Car; PAC = Pennsylvania Car; PCC = Peninsular Car Co.; PSC = Pressed Steel Car; PS = Pullman-Standard; PUL = Pullman; SSC = Standard Steel Car; W&F = Wells & French; WSCF = Western Steel Car & Foundry (PSC)
Year Month and Year built
Retired Last year class was listed in ORER
Commodity Most commonly shipped
HO Kit & N Kit Closest available kit or RTR: * indicates needs modifications; () indicates stand-in only. Manufacturers: ACCU=Accurail; AMB=Ambroid; ATH=Athearn; ATLAS=Atlas; BACH=Bachmann; BL=Branchline Trains; BOWS=Bowser; CBT=C&BT Shops; CON=Con-Cor; CUS=Custom Rail Shops; DA=Details Associates; DVFC=Delaware Valley Freight Car; E&C=E&C Shops; ECW=Eastern Car Works; EEL=Eel River Models; DLX=DeLuxe Innovations; FRP=Front Range Products; GLOR=Gloor Craft; IMT=Intermountain; LAM=Lambert; LL=Life-Like; McK=McKean Models; MDC=Model Die Casting; MT=Micro Trains; OMI=Overland Models; P2K=Proto 2000; PFM=Pacific Fast Mail; PIT=Pittsburgh Scale Models; PM=Precision Masters; RC= Red Caboose; RR=Robins Rails; STW=Stewart Hobbies; TICH=Tichy Train Group; WAL=Walthers; WEST=Westerfield;
Design General design features: YSD=Youngstown Sliding Door, YPD=Youngstown Plug Door; YPDX=Youngstown Plug Door Exterior Post; PPD=Pullman " Plug Door; SPD4=Superior Plug Door; ID=Improved Dreadnaught ends, cush=cushioned underframe, Duryea=Duryea cush u.f., FS=ACF Freight Saver cush u.f., Waugh=Waugh cush u.f., EOC=end of car cushioning
Notes General notes
 

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