I was thinking about the comments regarding copyrights on the Cyc pages, and how we'd need to get
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permissions to use those pages. Why do we need those? Certainly there are sufficient photographs
among the collections of photographs available to this group to provide illustrations (with a credit
line if desired) to very amply illustrate a Wiki page as Tim O'Connor suggested. In fact, there was
a remark that the same old illustrations appeared for decades in the Cycs, which did not refliect
the evolution of the product(s). Carefully selected photos could provide exactly that documentation
of the evolving product. To assist those who need the Original Source, the year and page can be
cited as a source of the base information, but nothing from that page need be copied.
Ummm, no, I'm not volunteering to do this . . .
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Didn't MR have an article about a year ago in which they showed photos
of the more common freight car ends, roofs, etc.?
As Richard already commented, there isn't but Carbuilders Cyclopedias
contain builders plugs on their own equipment plus a section on parts
details. Not all inclusive nor that readily available.
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, "Paul & Bernice Hillman"
Is there a book which has attempted to contain all of the various
freight car component descriptions, such as Murphy roofs, Duryea
underframes, Youngstown doors, etc., etc., all the myriad types of
ends, doors, etc. which are talked about/used in the various car
I mean a book which describes these various components without
necessarily going into specific cars themselves?
I know that this info can be gleaned "piece-meal" from the
construction articles and books, but I think it would be an excellent
quick-reference to these components.
Thanks, Paul Hillman