Re: Hatched Stock Car
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From: "'Jeff Eggert' ophoto@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
Date: 12/1/17 23:16 (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [STMFC] Hatched Stock Car
Curious as to what the long rectangular hatch-like structures are for on the roofs of the stock cars in this photo from the CNWHS Archives. End car appears to be CNW 17051 built 1907 by Haskell & Barker. A similar looking car CNW 18735 built 1926 by Illinois Car & Manufacturing Co. says “Special Stock” on the upper right panel. End doors leads me to guess this is a double deck car. I am are not sure what the term special stock stands for either.
Thanks for any info.