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Amherst Railway Society - meeting - June, 2017

DODX flatcars Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Amherst Railway Society, Palmer, MA

DODX Heavy-duty Flatcars

The US military moves a variety of heavy equipment by rail - everything from tanks to APCs to specialized wheeled vehicles. And the majority of that equipment moves on special 6-axel flatcars designed specifically for military use. Some years ago, Dave Owens saw a model of a World War II military train and decided that he wanted to do something similar. Thus began a years-long project accumulating information on DODX heavy-duty flatcars On June 14, Dave will present his findings on military-use flatcars and lead a group discussion about this unique and very important aspect of railroading Dave is a life-long model railroader with primary interest int he Reading, Pennsylvania, and Penn Central railroads, and a member of the Torrington Model Railroaders. Professionally, Dave is a reporter for the Hartford Currant. Amherst Railway Society meetings are open to the public.

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