Re: Alton and RI boxcars

Nelson Moyer

Good question. I don’t recall a discussion of weathering steel running boards. I don’t know what a roof walk is. Sounds like somebody out for a Sunday stroll on the roof.


Nelson Moyer




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Why does the wooden roofwalk appear to be the same color as the metal roof?



Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL

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I was enlarging this image on my phone and it’s pretty evident that the Alton boxcar’s radial roof is unpainted galvanized steel and the panel caps are also unpainted (note how shiny they are in the sunlight). 

Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.

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