Re: Boxcar Underside


rwitt_2000
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:


Here is a link to an image of a boxcar underside, circa 1915. Click
on
the image to enlarge it. Any surprises here?

http://pasttensevancouver.tumblr.com/post/25540455933/boxcar1915
<http://pasttensevancouver.tumblr.com/post/25540455933/boxcar1915>
All the comments have been excellent, but I will note that the photo may
be from 1915, but the construction methods date from 10 to 15 years
earlier. By 1915 many railroads would be adding steel center sills to
such underframes if they intended to keep operating the cars.

Can others determine if the body bolsters are cast iron or steel. It
definitely does not appear to have metal draft gear

Regards,

Bob Witt

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