Re: "Long" 40 foot boxcars

laramielarry <ostresh@...>

--- In STMFC@..., "Dennis Storzek" <destorzek@...> wrote:

I can give it a good guess. Very likely these are cars that were built
with DS wood ends, then rebuilt with pressed steel ends. The original
end framing, which relied on the depth (thickness?) of the end posts
for their strength, was considerably thicker than the pressed steel
ends, leaving the extra length in the interior after rebuilding.

Hi Dennis

Wouldn't the same thing be true of SS cars originally built with wood
ends, then rebuilt with steel ends? (I assume such animals existed???)
If so, then why don't we have any "long" 40 foot SS series?

Larry Ostresh
Laramie, Wyoming

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