How long did wood car siding last?

Ashley Rachel Pollard <ashley@...>

Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 22:41:19 -0800
Garth Groff said:
The Western Railway Museum is currently restoring one of their Central
California Traction boxcars. It was apparently built around 1880 by the
SP or CP, but it still had some original sheathing (redwood, IIRC; that
stuff lasts forever).
Actually, I think it's a 1910 Holman car, but still quite durable.
Holman, now there is an interesting car company, with little extant history.

BTW did you enjoy your book from Motor Books? :-) It's a small world you


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