Re: Photo: Wrecked Freight Cars (Undated)

Dave Parker

I wish the image was sharper, but to my eye there is a mix of cars here that are and are not compliant with the Safety Appliance Act amendment of 1911.  Apparently it took a good many years to achieve full compliance in the national freight fleet, but I think 1912 to 1915 would be a good guess for this photo.
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA

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