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--- In STMFC@..., "Steve Lucas" <stevelucas3@...> wrote:
Some railroads would have the car department inspect the cars upon
arrival, opening the journal box lids during the inspection in the
receiving yard. If a car had a defect, it would be sent to the the car
shop track in the "bowl" class track. Cars made up for trains would
have their journal box lids closed during the outbound inspection.