Re: Freight car flooring


proto48er
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Gene Green" <bierglaeser@y...> wrote:

Here is some specific information about flat car decks. This is
quoted from the bill of materials for 50 flat cars built by GATC
for
the M&StL in 1952.

37. FLOOR
To be Dense Common Southern yellow Pine. Boards to be 2-1/2" x 7-
1/2" section, square edge, bolted to frame with watertight bolts.
Floor boards on 10 cars only to be treated with 8#
Pentachlorophenol
by Joslyn Mfg. Company.

55. PAINTING
Truck ...
All metal to metal ...
The inside surfaces of center sill and bolster ...
After assembly the entire underframe ...
Outside surfaces of side sill and end sill ...
Floor not to be painted, except underside of floor boards to
receive
a coat of car cement at points in contact with steel.

Gene Green
Out in the west Texas town of El Paso
Gene - Pentachlorophenol IS creosote. A.T. Kott, ChE

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