Re: Shorpy pic Omaha railyard 1938


Dennis Storzek
 

You guys that see corrugations on every roof ought to remember that the main spotting feature of a Viking roof is the big, Big, BIG seam caps, taller but somewhat narrower than Hutchins. Like Hutchins, they have a prominent bolt in a foot or so from the end; unlike Hutchins the bolts have a bent metal clamp under them. See pix:
The clamps are a bit hard to see on the car that is the subject of this pic, but show well in the foreground on the roof the photographer is standing on. Without these features, it's not a Viking roof.

Dennis Storzek

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