Re: Look at that roof

Jason P

I've noticed similar roof bulges in modern boxcars that are currently in service. As Jim said it was likely due to an errant forklift maneuver at some point. At a weathering clinic many years ago, a person pointed out the scratches/gouges that are sometimes seen to the right of a boxcar door. While sometimes these could be due to the door rubbing the car side, it is often due to a forklift tynes being used to push the door closed. If the tyne slips off the door during this moove it can result in those scratches which will eventually cause a rust streak.

-Jason P
Helena AL

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