Re: Milwaukee Road Ribside car question.


Actually, the Milwaukee double panel roofs did not have seam caps. The up turned edges of each panel were welded together. The roof panels were galvanized and possibly allowed to weather naturally for short time before painting. Some builders photos of new 39/40 built cars show what appears to be an unpainted galvanized roof while other photos of "new" cars appear to be painted - go figure.

John Greedy

Scott, this was a welded roof with two narrow rectangular panels
between each seam cap. And the photos I have of new or nearly new
cars all show the roofs as having been painted.

Richard Hendrickson

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