Re: KCS SS boxcar

Tony Thompson

Eric Lombard wrote:
And Good Morning to you, Rick.. According to the a KCS equipment diagram for that series, the cars had "Murphy Solidsteel" roofs. The Solidsteel roof (one word) lacked the raised panel between the carlines that was the spotting feature of the" Improved" steel roof.
As early as 1932, the Standard Railway Equipment Co. called the paneled roofs "Aolidsteel" also. I don't believe the name is associated with absence of panels.

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