Re: Photo: Boxcar Underframe


Dennis Storzek
 

On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 11:16 AM, Bob Chaparro wrote:
https://digitallibrary.tulane.edu/islandora/object/tulane:327
This photo was bugging me as I can't ever recall seeing a draft gear like this, so I did some research. Turns out this is a pattented Commonwealth "Transom Draft Gear". The springing is contained in the body bolster. They are illustrated on page 510 of the 1922 CBC. It appears to be combined with a Commonwealth cast steel replacement underframe.

Dennis Storzek

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