Re: Roofless cars


Donald B. Valentine
 

--- In STMFC@..., "Rupert & Maureen" <gamlenz@...> wrote:

In part:

I have received a copy of a Joe Hardy photo taken in July 1948 on the CB&Q
at Crawford Hill, Nebraska (which is between Alliance and Edgemont, in the
north-west corner of the state) The photo was apparently taken from an
overbridge and looks down on the length of the train from an acute angle.

Included in the consist are three cars that appear to be steel sided,
without roofs but with running boards, and they appear to have side doors
which are not full height.

I wonder which was more intimidating for a brakman, walking the roof of a normal boxcar with a roofwalk or walking a roofwalk on a car with no roof!!!??? The latter sounds a bit un-nerving in any inclement weather.

Cordially, Don Valentine

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