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Date: 07/09/19 13:20
Flats Industrial Railroad - Cleveland Ohio
Author: erielackawanna

Back on May 6, thanks to the guidance/help of TO members, I was finally able to catch the Flats Industrial working. I got up before dawn and made sure I was at the Carter Road grade crossing on the Flats Industrial at sunrise to catch them shoving back with cars from the Norfolk Southern for Cereal Processors. Sure enough the bridge was down when I got there and after a fairly short wait, the train appeared at the crossing just as the shadows began to clear. They switched Cereal Processors quite efficiently and were done for the day, locked behind the gate, within less than an hour.

First two images are of the train shoving over the Cuyahoga draw.
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/10/19 17:11 by erielackawanna.






Date: 07/09/19 13:21
Re: Flats Industrial Railroad - Cleveland Ohio
Author: erielackawanna

Images three through six are of them switching Cereal Processors.








Date: 07/09/19 13:22
Re: Flats Industrial Railroad - Cleveland Ohio
Author: erielackawanna

Image seven is a requisite roster.






Date: 07/09/19 14:15
Re: Flats Industrial Railroad - Cleveland Ohio
Author: EMDSW-1

Those ex-EssPee 1500's keep showing up all over the country ... never mind the grouchy hoghead great pics!

Dick Samuels



Date: 07/09/19 14:59
Re: Flats Industrial Railroad - Cleveland Ohio
Author: refarkas

An "A+" series of photos.
Bob



Date: 07/09/19 15:02
Re: Flats Industrial Railroad - Cleveland Ohio
Author: bobk

Great shots!



Date: 07/09/19 15:26
Re: Flats Industrial Railroad - Cleveland Ohio
Author: MEKoch

I heard that Flats Industrial is trying to expand and take over some of the mainline switching at nearby big yards.



Date: 07/09/19 16:00
Re: Flats Industrial Railroad - Cleveland Ohio
Author: TCnR

Good catch, good looking paint scheme. I had spent those formative early grade school years outside of Cleveland but we would go into town for big shopping events. I recognize many of the buildings and bridges in the background.
t4p.



Date: 07/09/19 16:09
Re: Flats Industrial Railroad - Cleveland Ohio
Author: EL833

Glad you caught this operation- I wasn't kidding when I said be there early lol. Good photos all around, nice job !

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH



Date: 07/09/19 16:13
Re: Flats Industrial Railroad - Cleveland Ohio
Author: SeaboardMan

The Oct 2016 issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist has an O scale model of “the flats”.   It inspired me to build my own slightly different version in O 048.
john



Date: 07/10/19 09:21
Re: Flats Industrial Railroad - Cleveland Ohio
Author: DJ-12

Neat shots of a pretty obscure little operation. Thanks for sharing!



Date: 07/10/19 10:39
Re: Flats Industrial Railroad - Cleveland Ohio
Author: Linndale

Worked there on the
PENN CENTRAL late sixties.
Job was out of DK yard.
Thanks for the memories!

Posted from Android



Date: 07/11/19 13:41
Re: Flats Industrial Railroad - Cleveland Ohio
Author: ns1000

Thanks for the interesting pics...



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