Re: Freight cars equipped with covers.


That is correct.  The coils were not even wrapped in paper in many cases.

Al Kresse

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From: "Anthony Thompson" <>
Sent: Thursday, April 2, 2009 9:28:21 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re:Freight cars equipped with  covers.

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.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
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