Re: What Kind Of Car Is This?
So this is likely to be the fist type of covered hopper car?toggle quoted message Show quoted text
--- On Thu, 6/20/13, Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...> wrote:
From: Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] What Kind Of Car Is This?
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 8:18 PM
On Jun 20, 2013, at 7:04 PM, James McDonald <james@...> wrote:
Dear Bob,I was about to weigh in on this subject, as the speculation about box-tank cars, pickle cases, etc. struck me as too clever by half, and say that the cars appeared to be early covered hoppers when James produced the evidence that they were exactly that.
What the purpose of the T wrench is, I am not sure. Seems an odd way toOn the contrary, a worm and gear mechanism operated from the roof of the car would have been an efficient and reliable way to open and close the drop bottom doors.
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