Re: Semet Solvay Dome Platform

Tony Thompson

Tim O'Connor wrote

I don't think Type 27 walkways were wood -- they would have to be steel. Open-grid steel walkways came later, sometime in the 1950's I think. But platforms could have wood treads, which were probably less slippery than steel in many conditions.

      As late as 1940, numerous photos show new tank cars with wood walkways and wood dome platforms.

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