Re: Detail of AAR 1937 boxcar - Murphy and Hutchins Roofs


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Steve Busch wrote:
I normally think of Murphy roofs as the type with raised rectangular panels,
as supplied with the Red Caboose / Intermountain / IMWX 1937 boxcars, for
example.
A dangerous generalization, Steve, as Standard Railway Equipment used the term "Murphy" for all its roofs with interlocking elements, starting well before solid-steel roofs were introduced. Within a particular era, it's not even safe, as SRE continued to sell different versions simultaneously. For confirmation, you can look at the Cycs for different periods.

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