Re: Trust Plate - The Real Deal


being of iron, with the given measurements 5-1/2" x 12-1/2" the plate must have a thickness of almost 2" to weigh 32 pounds, considering a proper recession around the raised letters maybe even a full 2". Is that the case?
Thanks and regards
Gesendet: Samstag, 07. Januar 2023 um 23:34 Uhr
Von: "Dennis Storzek via" <soolinehistory@...>
Betreff: Re: [RealSTMFC] Trust Plate - The Real Deal
On Sat, Jan 7, 2023 at 04:16 PM, Mark Rossiter wrote:
In case anyone wants to see a real NYC trust plate from 1957, here is one a friend gave me a few years ago.  It measures 5-1/2” x 12-1/2” and just to reinforce the idea that everything in the railroad world is big, it weighs almost 32 pounds!
And they're cast iron, not brass. Brass plates wouldn't likely last a year, much less the life of the trust agreement.

Dennis Storzek

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