Re: Northern Pacific Boxcar Upgrades 1925

Ray Breyer

Sure is: jack up the carbody, unbolt the wood sill, slide the prefab steel sill under the car, bolt into place, done.

Railroads in the 1920s did this to over 100,000 cars (probably closer to 200-300 thousand, but I haven't counted). 

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL

On Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 03:52:34 PM CDT, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

Rebuilt with steel center sills to replace wooden center sills, wow ! Is that easier than it sounds ?

On 10/1/2022 4:04 PM, Hudson Leighton wrote:
Northern Pacific Boxcar Upgrades 1925



Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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