Re: Another newbie question
Phil Jannusch wrote:
I am planning to build a model railroad set in 1919.You may be referring to the U.S. Safety Appliance Act of 1911, which newly mandated sill steps as well as standardized locations of side and end grab irons and ladders. There were new tank car standards in 1917 also.
There is not a single book (AFAIK) about this period; White's book is superb and without peer for the period prior to 1900, but there is really zero significant 20th century information in it.
Train Shed Cyclopedias are still available to show cars of your era; and the Westerfield 1919 ORER is an essential source of WHICH cars were in service.
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