Re: 33 inch wheels


Was the 33" wheel standardized on before the American War Between the States or Civil War?  They show up on Ensign Manufg 25-ton open freight cars.

I was hoping to hear that the Romans had standardized war supply wagons or something on a set track and diameter.  Sorry for setting this crowd off on a tangent.

Al Kresse

----- Original Message -----
From: "Anthony Thompson" <thompson@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Monday, September 7, 2009 10:57:22 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: 33 inch wheels

Chuck Hladik wrote:
They gave us the "Railroad Roman" font, of course.
      As far as I've ever been able to tell, NO railroad used exactly  
these characters, at least the Champ version. Can anyone supply  
contrary evidence?
       I grant that the Champ generic Roman lettering RESEMBLES lots  
of railroad lettering.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
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