Re: Photo: Androscoggin & Kennebec Railroad Gondola 545 (Circa 1936)

Dennis Storzek <destorzek@...>

On Sun, Apr 4, 2021 at 03:18 PM, akerboomk wrote:

Holes look to me like “teardrop” shaped, probably sized/shaped to fit between the “ribs” on the back side.

Look at the left most wheels

Agreed. Bur whatever it is, it's street railway / interurban equipment. Note the cars have radial couplers. Street railways liked spoked wheels, or wheels with holes through the wheel plate. The theory was it disrupted the resonance of the plate, and cut down on the howl as the wheels went around tight streetcar radius curves.

 Dennis Storzek

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