Re: C&NW 81226 36ft ds trussrod box in Mexico 1922
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Now that you mention it, Charlie, it does look a little “peaked.”
It’s the variety of cars in these early photos that makes the era appealing . . .
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Charlie Vlk
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2021 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] C&NW 81226 36ft ds trussrod box in Mexico 1922
C&NW 91226 seems to have a more steeply sloped roof than normal….compare the angle to the two cars it is between…almost the width of the fascia board oon the C&NW box next to it…
Claus, I think that says Barley MIX, not MEX. And the wood which appears to be nailed on? I think the consigners we worried that the door would flex enough to let the load leak out at the bottom sides of the doors, so they improvised a “clamp” to hold it tight.
Hi List Members,
C&NW 81226 36ft ds trussrod box in Mexico 1922, Is there a temporary repair or other expedient on the lower part of the door? Perhaps to deal with a broken door mechanism? Note the chalk mark that might read "Barley Mex" but I could be wrong.
We also get partial views of boxcar SP 21580 and a ss C&NW boxcar.