flat car has long been a versatile and venerable car in the railroading industry.
With four open sides, any commodity could be loaded onto the car without constraints.
Starting in the mid-60s, a new group of 53 6 flatcars were built to
accomodate each railroads needs. The cars were built with a wood deck, along
with stake pockets on the sides of the car. Many of these lasted through the 80s
and longer in MOW service fleets.