Re: Car door sealing - was True Line new "Fowler" pictures
I'm glad the images come in handy for you Don.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
The cars are spotted at a building that was a brewery. If you scroll up on the larger image you can see the bricks spell out some brewing words. Of course, the image was taken in 1925 so they weren't brewing the usual stuff. Possibly they were making a malt extract there or maybe the facility was converted to a milling operation. I had a PDF of lineside W&LE industries inventoried during a 1940 inspection trip, but I can't seem to find it right now. I suspect the CP cars have shipped a specialized grain to Canton, Ohio.
BTW, I have another period W&LE image with an ERIE Dominion car in the background. It seems to have a shallow fishbelly sidesill, which I assume was applied to strengthen the car.
New Paltz, NY
--- In STMFC@..., "Don" <riverman_vt@...> wrote:
I cannot thank you enough for posting these two photos, Eric, particularly the view looking northward. A long interest in what are more properly called Dominion Cars, less than 10% of the 75,000 +- of which were construced having used the Fowler patent, not withstanding, what REALLY interests me in the photo is the car door seemingly sealed with some sort of heavy paper. Presumedly this was to keep the lading as clean as possible but other than newsprint what might the lading have been???? I have seen examples of this use of what I presume was a heavy paper for years but never in a photo good enough to post and raise question about. Thus the value of this one to me. In all the carloading manuals I have looked at, or have