Re: Freight cars equipped with covers.

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Al Kresset wrote:
In the late-50s the C&O started experimenting with gons with wooden skided troughs for smaller steel coils (48" diameter or so) . . . On thicker guages they might ship the steel coils less any covers . . . just separated by blocks of wood.
The thicker gauge material is largely hot-rolled and will ordinarily see further processing, thus less concern about scratches, dents and rust. Any gauge near final use thickness will be shipped with protection.

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