Re: 1911 plug door box car?


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Andy Miller wrote:
I'm inclined to say "no". . . I've seen pictures of a PRR wooden car with a similar arrangement. If I can
recall where, I will investigate to see if that car could have been plug
door or did it too fail the test at the bottom.
Flush or "plug" doors were common in the late 19th century, both the widely used Wagner door and several other designs. See appropriate _Car Builders Dictionary_ volumes for proof.

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