Re: UP 34' ~1895 Boxcar 66070

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

David Allen wrote:
The series 65000 - 68499 used Winslow roofs (a sheet iron roof, for water tightness, covered by a wood roof to protect the iron roof from scuffing. Thus the car is somewhat taller than its interior height or comparison with its peers would suggest.
The inside metal roof, of which the Winslow was an example, was widespread before the outside metal roof superseded it. Both were structurally wood roofs, and as David says, the inside metal roof had an additional layer of wood atop the metal sheathing. But this was only about an inch thick, so the "somewhat taller" statement strikes me as an exaggeration.

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