"Car builder" is not a name


D. Scott Chatfield
 


Bruce Smith wrote:

>While many have called the 3 panel door on the X29 a “CRECo” door, in reality it is not a product of the Chicago Railway Equipment Co and is more correctly called a "car builder's door" ......

STOP!

There is no such thing as a "car builder's door" or "car builder's end" or whatever.  It is not a proper name, but a placeholder.  When you see "car builder" on a general arrangement diagram or other paperwork it means the railroad (buyer) let the carbuilder decide who to buy that part from rather than specifying the source itself.

Period.  End of rant.


Scott Chatfield

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