Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Boxcar Load Restraining System (Circa 1940s)


Dennis Storzek
 

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 03:00 PM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD wrote:
That is one curious car.  Are those tie-downs on the side sill?
No, they are door guides/rollers from Union Metal Products Co. also marketed under the National Box Car Door name. Note the rollers have grooves that giude a flange on the bottom of the door, but it looks like the N&W opted for something more substancial to hold the corners of the door when closed.

Dennis Storzek

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