Re: CB&Q XA-16 brake layout

Tim O'Connor

Looking with a magnifying glass, it appears to say "Defect Card".
All freight cars have some provision for a defect card, usually a
round or square tube, into which a car inspector can slide a card
reporting some problem with the car. In this case it must be hidden
under the side sill.

Tim O'Connor


The builder's shots in RP CYC 13 show a little downward-pointing arrow,
> stencilled on the left side sill but not the right. What does it indicate? (AB valve?)
> Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

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