Re: daylight?

gary laakso

And the extra weight from wheels depositing gunk on the underframes added plenty of weight.


Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


From: <> On Behalf Of Eric Hansmann
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:13 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] daylight?


Wood shrinks as it dries out. This is why wood-sheathed cars were weighed more frequently than all steel cars. 


Gon also were beat up in service. 



Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

On Oct 27, 2021, at 12:06 PM, Bill Keene via <bill41@...> wrote:

They grow ‘em big in Kansas!


Interesting about the car side boards. Perhaps non-seasoned lumber still with a high moisture content was used. 



Bill Keene

Irvine, CA


On Oct 27, 2021, at 9:22 AM, ed_mines via <ed_mines@...> wrote:


Is it uncommon to be able to see daylight between adjacent boards of wood sided gondolas as shown in the photo below? I've only seen it once before.
Was unfinished lumber used for these gondola sides & roofwalks?



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