Re: "DF" Labeled Boxcars


The DF was "Damage Free," a symbol of the Evans Products Company "DF" series of interior equipment on railroad-owned boxcars. This was usually a shelf-like arrangement for securing boxes or large quantities of stuff, often auto parts.

Much is written about them in the 1940s and '50s and google can take you there                      ....Mike Del Vecchio

-----Original Message-----
From: Hubert Mask maskisland@... [STMFC]
Sent: Fri, Feb 23, 2018 9:52 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] "DF" Labeled Boxcars

 Damage free is what I was aware of    Never heard of sin age free.  However.  

Hubert Mask 

On Feb 23, 2018, at 9:20 PM, thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

I've seen two opinions as to what "DF" stands for. One stated "Damage Free" as in a car with a cushion underframe. The other stated "Dunnage Free", that is, a car that has load dividers and other interior hardware that makes dunnage unnecessary.
I know many on this list know what "DF" means. I'm just not one of them so please enlighten me.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

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