Re: FGE family steam era reefers


Hi Don...

For an explanation of the problem with double-board roofs and the solution provided by the introduction of the combination wood/sheet metal/wood roof, see page 227 of The American Railroad Freight Car by John White, Jr.



Hi Tony,


     Wiyh eight CBC's here from 1919 through 1953 I have seen that many times. That, however, dose not explain the necessity of the extra layer of wood over the metal sheathing in any way that has ever made sense to me.


cordially, Don Valentine

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