RDG Co., Flatcar, Class FMl, #9653

At Temple, PA, March 1997. (photo courtesy Rick Bates, MP&RE collection)

This flat car was used to haul auto frames from the Parish Division of Dana Corporation in Reading. Parish was a major shipper for the Reading and Conrail until its Reading plant closed in September, 2000. The fact that this car still exists is rather remarkable since only five cars of this class were left in 1975! To be restored dark green.