Re: Frisco “Sawtooth” boxcar photo - North/south, east/west longitude/latitude

Schuyler Larrabee

As I thought for quite a while, Guy, but I’ve come around to embracing the harder-to-say “latitudinal” running board.  As you say it means width, and the latitudinal boards run across the WIDTH of the car, vs. the length.


Think of the car as a map.  North and south, that’s longitude.  East and west is latitude.




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Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Frisco “Sawtooth” boxcar photo


On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 08:33 AM, Guy Wilber wrote:

As “Latitudinal Running Board” is the official term used by The MCBA, ARA and AAR.

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada

Well, that is just silly now. Latitudinal means "width" and Longitudinal means "length".
No wonder we are all nuts.
RJ Dial

Mendocino, CA

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