Re: Car Builder’s Dictionaries


Tony Thompson
 

We don’t have to guess what the actual railroad industry terms were, because we have the definitions in volumes of the Cyclopedias. Richard Hendrickson always advocated using those defined terms as the first choice. Knowing what working railroaders called things is less valuable, not only because it varied from railroad to railroad and from division to division, but because it was often slang. In effect, the Cyc terms are the engineering terms. Let’s use them.

Tony Thompson
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