Re: PM box car - unusual ends?

Schleigh Mike

The book, PM Revenue Freight Cars, Million & Paton, page 92, refers to these ends as "three-piece "recessed" type Dreadnaught ends."

Regards from Sunny Grove City in western Penna......Mike Schleigh

On Sunday, August 25, 2019, 3:02:28 PM EDT, Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:

Tim O'Connor wrote:

> You're looking at the backside view of most dreadnaught ends (with variations
> in the number of ribs and panels). Some call them "reverse dreadnaughts" and I've
> heard "inverse dreadnaught" as well.

    I don't see this as a reverse end at all. I think people are being confused by the two wider ribs, probably located at seams where pieces of the end are joined together. It might be a RECESSED end, in which the corrugations look pressed INTO the end, rather than proud of its surface, but I'm not sure if that's the case.

Tony Thompson

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