Re: Shorpy pic Omaha railyard 1938


Benjamin Hom
 

Bruce Smith wrote:
"Track in center being worked - Viking roof? no brake, most likely A end of car, RI79609 vertical shaft and wheel, far end, next car vertical shaft and wheel, near end, next car vertical shaft and wheel, far end (shaft between the W and A of WABASH), WABASH car, no brake visible, next car (N&W?) vertical shaft and wheel, near end, next car vertical shaft and wheel, near end, then too grainy to see.


Not a Viking roof. Snow softens the details, but you can clearly make out individual boards and fasteners along the outer edges of the roof. The clincher is there are no latitudinals and the corner handholds are mounted directly to the roof.


Ben Hom

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