Re: Paint Failure on Outside Metal Roofs

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Walter M. Clark wrote:
I haven't been able to find anything about the early 20th century (Harriman through USRA) and 1937 AAR house car roofs. Did these also have the same problem?
Certainly the early 20th century galvanized roofs did; there were repeated articles in Railway Age about it. By 1937, you'd think paint methods were better, but of course for those later cars we have photo evidence, and no, those roofs didn't hold paint too great either.

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