PENNSYRR.COM by Jerry Britton

7071thumbSix F23 (435445-435450) were constructed at Altoona Car Shops in February 1913. They were assigned to transport transformers and other electrical equipment for Westinghouse.

The F23 were 30-foot fishbelly flats of pressed steel and riveted construction, like its sister car, the F22 "gun flat". Unlike the wood deck on the F22, the F23 featured a riveted steel deck. Original trucks were 2E1F1 archbar before March 1915 and 2F-F1 Crown trucks afterward. By 1932 they were replaced with 2F-F2 100-ton trucks.

Cars on the PRR roster (as listed in the Official Railway Equipment Register (ORER)):

Class Car Number AAR Class PRR Oct 44 PRR Oct 48 PRR Apr 52 PRR Oct 53 PRR Oct 58 PRR Oct 63 PRR Apr 68
F23 435445 435450 FM 6 6 6 5 4 1 1
F23a 435449 - - - - - - - - -
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr. From prr.railfan.net.

 

Types of trucks used

Class Car Numbers Truck Class Truck Name Qty cars:
F23     2F-F2  

 

F23

PRR 434445 F23

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The F23 has been offered as a resin kit by Funaro & Camerlengo. Decals are available from Mount Vernon Shops.

7071thumbFunaro & Camerlengo F23 flat car.