Re: A Great Decline

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>

Don Burn wrote:
"In additon there were a fair number of 40' wood box cars on a number
of north eastern railroads in that era."

Don is not the only one guilty of this example of sloppy terminology -
what exactly do you mean by "wood" boxcars? If you are lumping
together both single-sheathed and double-sheathed boxcars, it's a huge
mistake. While these cars may appear similar in function to the
untrained eyes of many modelers, single-sheathed and double-sheathed
boxcars are at least a generation apart technology-wise.

Ben Hom

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