Re: Wood running boards
Regarding the last two comments----Did April 1st come a month and two days early this year???
On Friday, February 27, 2015 8:08 PM, "Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC]" wrote:
Wrong. Look at any issue of Car Builders Cyclopedia or Railway Age, certainly at least as late as 1960. Drawings (AAR or builder), descriptions and manufacturer's ads ALL use the same terminology, as does the set of definitions in the front of the Cyc. Professionally there is no question whatever that it was "running board." What the average switchman may have said is hard to be sure about and in any case not professional engineering language. We won't misunderstand you if you call it a "roof walk," but we will know you are not well informed.
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