Re: ATSF in California
It's mostly an early thing, and allowed the stock to be fed and watered from the roof. It mostly went away when the stock transportation rules began to require resting stock after so many hours, so they were no longer fed on the cars, but rather at the rest stops.
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Prior to reading this thread and looking at the pictures, I was unaware that stock cars had hatches on their roofs. Other than for loading bulk commodities like shown here, what were these hatches used for? Also, was it common for stock cars to have these later on, or were they a feature of just earlier stock cars?
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