Re: 33 inch wheels


stevelucas3 <stevelucas3@...>
 

"Romanes eunt domus" from "Life of Brian", perhaps??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsawP_Ew0r4

Mandatory viewing for STMFC members that are also students of language, or have been corrected and/or admonished online. As i may be shortly.

But before that happens, a thought as to that wheel diameter question. The number 33 appears in rail lengths a hundred years ago, when rail was rolled in 33-foot lengths. Or two rods--1 rod=16'-6".

Thoughts??

Steve Lucas.





Steve Lucas.

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From: roblmclear <rob.mclear2@...>
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Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 23:02:24 -0000
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Subject: [STMFC] Re: 33 inch wheels





Well Al, what did the romans ever do for us?

Rob.

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water.kresse@ wrote:



Can we blame it on the Romans?



Al Kresse


----- Original Message -----
From: "snoqualmier" <leethwaits@>
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Sent: Monday, September 7, 2009 11:33:33 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [STMFC] 33 inch wheels

Why and when did the use of 33 inch wheels become standard on freight cars?

Lee



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