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Gene Green <bierglaeser@...>
Wood running boards were "grandfathered in" on cars originally built
before Jan 1, 1944. In most cases, but not all, cars built before a
change in interchange rules were allowed to run their useful lives
with changes being required. The AAR and the RRs depended on
attrition to get rid of out-of-date cars.
--- In STMFC@..., "Ron Smith" <rpsmith@...> wrote:
on Cars built before Jan 1 1944 had to be Replaced with Steel then?
installations to box and other house cars (including type "LO"covered hopper
cars) on or after January 1, 1944, must comply with the followingOther House Cars,
adopted as Standard Practice in 1943. In Interchange.