Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
Mike Brock wrote:
Armand Premo pointed out to me recently that certain box cars had a "towing loop" on the side of the car between the bolster and the car's end at the bottom of the side.They were mostly used for car-pulling equipment at shipper or receiver sidings, and could be used in switching too. They date back to Harriman freight cars on SP and UP in the form of metal castings at bolster ends.
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