“Freight Car Classics” is a semi-regular feature in Diesel Era. Here are examples of American Car & Foundry’s 2970 Centerflow.
ABOVE: SLSF 78682 shows some wear, but still looks good in this late 1980 view taken at Sherman, Texas. This American Car & Foundry 2,970-cubic-foot capacity Centerflow was new in early 1975. – Dick Kuelbs photo/Kevin EuDaly collection
ABOVE: Above: CNW 96808 retains its original owner’s reporting marks, while sporting a late 1990s Union Pacific repaint with “We Will Deliver” slogan and CH-100-260 classification. – Dennis Norris photo, Kevin EuDaly collection
ABOVE: Left: SBD 220670 shows a patched Monon two-bay Centerflow on Boston & Maine tracks at Mechanicville, N.Y., on May 31, 1987. – John Bartley photo, Kevin EuDaly collection