Re: Were Head blocks outlawed ?


Tony Thompson
 

          Who can tell me if head blocks on early tank cars were outlawed and when??


   I don't think the head block was outlawed. Once the center anchorage invented by John Van Dyke was made available outside UTL, that arrangement was almost universally adopted within a year or two. It was a far superior way of restraining tank movement. But older cars with head blocks were around awhile afterward.

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