Re: Photo: Big Four Boxcar (1906)

charles slater

They were required to be in the up position unless the car was covered by a load over the end, or used as an idler car between two other cars and was covered.
Charlie Slater

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The N&W boxcar looks like it has a door that closes to the inside of the car…I don’t recall seeing that arrangement before.

It is also interesting to see how many early cars had what we would call “Plug” doors where the door cammed into the opening with a locking bar.

Charlie Vlk


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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Big Four Boxcar (1906)


Photo: Big Four Boxcar (1906)

A photo from the Historic Pittsburgh website:

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

PRR Boxcar 13801 and other boxcars also seen.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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