--- 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
the M&StL in 1952.
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#
by Joslyn Mfg. Company.
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
a coat of car cement at points in contact with steel.
Out in the west Texas town of El Paso
Gene - Pentachlorophenol IS creosote. A.T. Kott, ChE