Re: Changing car components, was Re: Running boards of NYC Early Bird boxcars


Charlie Vlk
 

If you get into the Specifications for Freight Cars (also Passenger Cars, or Steam Locomotives) you will find that they are pretty quirkey.
Like specifying different brands of paint for half of an order; dividing up appliances between different vendors, etc....
I am sure that political forces had more to do with some of these things than mechanical decisions... maybe payback for lunches, etc... at the mid-managment level and more powerful reasons at higher levels (including pressure from the Traffic Department and Executive Suite / Stockholders).
Sure makes life interesting for Modelers and Manufacturers.
Charlie Vlk

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