Re: Interesting 1900-ish boxcar roof

Bruce Smith


We've talked about a number of times, It is called Vee center Vee. The board are milled so that there is both a vee at the joint and a vee in center of the board.

Bruce Smith

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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Interesting 1900-ish boxcar roof

I think the Northern gives it away. ;-)

What is that wood pattern on the car sides called? It doesn't look like board by board siding. Novelty siding maybe?

On 11/6/2020 3:07 PM, Tom Madden via wrote:
The attached photo is in the current issue of a historical society publication from my home area in northeastern PA. (Scan courtesy of the editor.) The caption states "Sam Nevin in Columbia Township, Flathead County, Montana". Sam was a sawmill laborer who arrived there in 1900 and by 1910 was back in PA. Interesting pattern in the wood sheathed roof, and look at how neat those stacks of lumber are. Probably a GN car as that's GN country.

Tom Madden


Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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