The F22 was a 30' heavy duty flat car, commonly used in the transport of U.S. Navy battleship guns and earning the moniker "gun flats". The F22 was nearly identical to the F23 but featured a wood deck.
An HO scale brass model has been offered by Railworks and resin kits are available from Funaro & Camerlengo. Decals have been offered by Mount Vernon Shops. A variety of wood decks and loads are offered by American Model Builders, including a naval gun barrel.
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|
|Roster data compiled by Rich Orr; source prr.railfan.net|
Types of trucks used:
|Class||Car||Numbers||Truck Class||Truck Name||Qty cars:|
|Truck data is from PRR documents circa 1940's. Other truck classes may also have been used.
The F22's were most commonly used in pairs, and Bruce Smith reports the following assigned pairings. The original source and era are unknown.
435364 – one of two cars with a span well.