Re: Photo: Boxcar Load Restraining System (Circa 1940s)


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

It does not look like a Viking, as the corrugations are not visible.  It has widely-spaced carlines, with intermediate stiffeners.  Didn’t NP have roofs like that on some classes?

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brent Greer
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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Boxcar Load Restraining System (Circa 1940s)

 

So, a completely different question from looking at this picture:  whose version of radial roof would this be, based upon the visible stampings as we see them from the underside?

 

Brent


Dr. J. Brent Greer

 


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Todd Sullivan via groups.io <sullivant41@...>
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Boxcar Load Restraining System (Circa 1940s)

 

Hi Bob,

I think it's called steel strapping and furring strips.  The clue is the device held by the worker - it is used to tension and then crimp the steel strapping.  Not hi-tech, but cheap and probably effective.

Todd Sullivan

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