Re: Unpainted wood.

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Aley, Jeff A wrote:
I have been led to believe that many box car interiors and possibly floors were of white oak. A woodworker once asked me if I knew where any boxcars were being scrapped (i.e. in the Antelope / Roseville area), as they were often a source of good-quality recycled oak.
True for many railroads. SP often specified Douglas fir or yellow pine, since both could be obtained from on-line mills, and are also durable woods.

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