--- In STMFC@..., "lnbill" <bwelch@u...> wrote:
I have working on bringing together my presentation for Napervillehave
of Western Fruit's WHIX 70529, which is a 40 ft. plug door icecooled
car built by Pacific Car & Foundry. What is notable about this caris
that the lower panel features three major ribs with what has cometo
be known the "rolling pin" taper, while the upper panel's threemajor
ribs feature the so called "banana taper."upper
panel could be a repair replacement.Using up parts is the best guess I can come up with. I doubt if it
was a repair, because reefer ends tend not to get blown out.
AFAIK, they did not have an official differentiation in their
nomenclature; i.e., both were called the "Improved Dreadnaught End".
Should the "I" in improved be capitalized?Yes.
four companies is that the top rib of the top panel is straightthoughts
why this rib took this form?I think it was related to accommodating the mounting of handbrake
mechanisms (which later led to the rectangular top rib in my
scheme), but it's only my guess.
Troy, New York
One of two honorary members of the National League since 1882 (the
other member being Worcester, Massachusetts)