Re: CB&Q box car rebuilding, Was, Interior view of USRA SS boxcar

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Tim O'Connor wrote:
what was the purpose of the boards inserted inside the ribs?
As already observed, they are nailers for the interior sheathing. Heads of the bolts which hold them would be seen on the outside of the ends, which might otherwise seem odd places for bolt heads.

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