QUESTION ON RUNNIBNG BOARD END SUPPORTS
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The end supports for the running board on most boxcars in the 40’s and 50’s consisted of a metal angle attached to the running board end with two legs projecting down to the car end. Many earlier boxcars used a 1 X 4” board
with two metal legs running down to the car end. I have three cars nearing completion on my workbench that use the latter support. They are a UP B-50-20, an NP stock car and an SP 50’ door and a half auto car.
My question is did the metal supports use one or two bolts in attaching to the 1 X4’s and running board slats? I have viewed numerous photos and cannot come up with an answer. A small item but need to know for the sake of accuracy.
Thanks for any help: