Re: Carmer Lift Levers


--- In, Guy Wilber <guycwilber@...> wrote:

Rotary type uncoupling levers were required on new and rebuilt cars as of August 1, 1933. Within the provisions of Interchange Rule No. 3 covering uncoupling levers was a note recommending rotary types be installed during Class 1 repairs or when couplers were replaced.
Hmmm. N&W did some fairly extensive reworking of 1920s-vintage box cars over the years without replacing the Carmer levers. I even found a photo of a 1960s coke car conversion that kept the Carmers.

David Thompson

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