Re: Truss Rod Cars


Dave Parker
 

Bob:

There is no such ban on truss rods that I can see in the widely circulated Jeff English tabulation of AAR interchange dates.  That of course doesn't mean that one doesn't exist, it's just not in the handiest reference.

The wood UF ban dates back to the early 1930s.  I believe Guy Wilber places the final drop-dead date as 1/1/1935.  But cars with steel UFs (often rebuilt) still bore truss rods well into the 1930s and beyond.

Best,

Dave Parker
Riverside, CA

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