Re: Car Builder’s Dictionaries

Dave Parker

On Sun, Jul 4, 2021 at 06:42 AM, Chris Barkan wrote:
Another invented term commonly used in the model railroad community is "grab iron".  The correct rail-industry term for these is "handhold".
I am as much in favor of correct terminology as the next person, but let's not get carried away.  From the 1931 CBC:

Note the parenthetical mention of the term "hand hold"; there is no separate listing for it in the glossary of terms.
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA

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