Re: Photo: Boxcar Door Stenciling (Circa 1943)

Guy Wilber

Bob Chaparro wrote:

The door is stenciled "9-5", "10-6" and "8-E".

The white rectangle above the 3” white stripe indicates that the car’s Evans Auto~Loaders are stored and inoperable. They may have simply been wired, or (as was often done during WW II) spot welded to the storage clips.

The distance from the floor of the car to the bottom of the racks is 9’-5”. 10’-6” is the height from the floor (at center) to the peak of the roof. The car is equipped with 8 tie down turnbuckles with chains stored within the floor tubes. Type “E” racks.

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada

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