I'm wanting to build a model of the NYC&HR double-deck Stockcar as
described in the February 1959 Model Railroader article by Don
Reschenberg. A very beautiful stock car.
But,..I'm finding it interesting about the B-end hand-rails being of
the, some kind of, way pre-OSHA, "safety-type", being elevated so
much as they are in the article & drawings.
I've never seen this type of freight-car hand-railing elsewhere, in
any plans, pictures or drawings.
I'm sure that the plans were drawn as per the prototype?
I would assume that this car remained into the 1900's.
Any comments about these roof handrails? Were they particular to the
NYC&HR, or other roads also during the early 1900's?
Are they really necessary in building the model?
Thanks, Paul Hillman