in the early 1960s, the Trailer Train (now TTX Company)
F89F flatcar has been a mainstay of contemporary railroading.
A product of Bethlehem Steel Companys (BSC) Johnstown, PA
plant, over 9,000 of these (898 over the strikers)
cars were built
throughout the 1960s. Visually distinctive from other long flatcars
their era thanks to their C channel side sills, these
were adapted for many types of service and loadings over the years,
ranging from Trailer-On-Flatcar (TOFC), to autoracks, to structural
steel loading. While the majority went to Trailer Train, many
built for various railroads, typically for autorack service. Many
de-racked in later years, being reassigned and equipped
service - TOFC, vehicle loading, pipe service, etc.