Re: Toe scuff weathering

Alex Schneider

Dan, thanks for the link to that video. By the 1970s when it was made, vertical shaft brakes were uncommon except on flat cars, and the move was on to bring brake wheels down on house cars and remove roof walks.

Alex Schneider 

Alex Schneider

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Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2022 8:34:59 AM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Toe scuff weathering
Alex and all,

It is standard safety practice to use the side ladder when climbing a car so that is why scuff marks do not appear on the end ladders.
Here is a safety film on proper practice that may be useful on this point, starting at approximately 12:30 minutes into film
is section on proper practice to use ladders

It is also a great film to watch for all the great freight cars and details shown.

Hope this is useful,
Dan Smith

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