--- In STMFC@..., "Bob Chaparro" <thecitrusbelt@...> wrote:
This particular image was taken in 1936 at the Red River Lumber Co.My idea is that it is a way to protect the opening and thus the
interior of the boxcar from the rain. Otherwise it would get on the
loaded lumber inside and accumulate perhaps on the floor running under
the load into the corners and ... what a mess!
The way it looks only the unprotected boards in the open get wet, the
top boards only. These will dry by themselves.