PENNSYRR.COM by Jerry Britton

RW FD2 FW1

The FD2 depressed center flat car -- "Queen Mary" -- was built at Altoona Car Shops in April 1952 and was the largest freight car on the Pennsy roster. With a capacity of 250 tons and a length of 121'9" over strikers. The loading deck was 27'0" by 9'0".

The wewlded car body was carried on two span bolsters, each sporting two trucks containing eight wheels each. The 4F5-T1 trucks were salvaged from retired T1 locomotive tenders.

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
FD2 470245 - FD - - - 1 1 1 1
Roster data compiled by Rich Orr. From prr.railfan.net.

 

PRR FD1 load 01

The FD2 has been offered on brass by Railworks and Alco Models; and in resin by Concept Models. Decals are available from Mount Vernon Shops.

RW FD2 FW1

Railworks bundled their FD2 with the alternative FW-1 body.

prr 470256 promo 4bConcept Models FD2 flat car.