Re: N&W Ladderless Tank Car

Jack Mullen

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 09:29 AM, Schuyler Larrabee wrote:

But the N&W car had no platform. 

Umm, what N& W car?  The OP was about the car with platform but no ladder on the RS.

My point is that in as much as the car seems to be lacking “normal” appliances, since it was in company service, they were not required to have everything necessary to be interchanged.

True, but the dome platform and ladder are safety appliances, so the requirements apply to essentially all equipment, not just those in interchange. 

Tank cars built after May 1, 1917 are required to have 1 dome platform, 1 ladder, 1 dome handhold, ad 1 dome platform handhold. There's no evidence that the car in the photo that began this thread doesn't meet that requirement.

Jack Mullen

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