Re: LNE's Black Boxcars

rwitt_2000 <rmwitt@...>

Anthony Thompson wrote:

Ted is right. Around 1930, the first of these "solid steel,"
external-carline roofs appeared, without any raised panels in the
center of each section. That's what I would call a "flat panel
also. But I don't think the PRR style, whether X29 or X37,
that at all.
One reason I'm familiar with the "real" flat-panel roof is
SP's auto cars of Classes A-50-9, -10 and -11 had them.
I agree. Maybe I will called them "flat, lapped-seam riveted roofs".
The B&O had a later design on some of their class M-55 box cars.

Bob Witt

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