September 19, 2016

Building a Truss Rod Flatcar

Written by Laurence Johnson   This 40’ truss rod flat car was in use around the turn of the century before WWI. It had a strong oak deck and stake pockets that allow all types of cargo to be loaded and transported. The Hooppole, Yorktown & Tampico Railroad, a shortline railroad from the northeast corner of Henry County into the northwest corner of Bureau County and then into the southwest corner of