Can anyone direct me to a photo and/or drawings showing an
"indented Dreadnaught" end?
Are the corrugations "in" instead of "out"? Or do the corrugations start
further from the side?
David Thompson provided a link to a nice photo. As you can see
there, the indented end is just like a regular end, but the edges of the
stamping are flush with the outermost part of the end, instead of being
aligned with the inner part. Otherwise the main ribs project above the
background, so to speak, just like a regular Dreadnaught. The reverse
Dreadnaught, on the other hand (often found on gondolas), has the major ribs
projecting into the car, so that from outside the car you see the inside of
the major rib s.
I personally think the term "inverted" is not
a good idea. It sounds like upside down, not like either regular or indented
or reversed. I would urge it not to be used.
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