Re: caboose roofs


Bruce Smith
 

On Jan 31, 2011, at 10:37 PM, EdwardM wrote:

Were caboose roofs covered with tar paper?

How about PRR stock cars?
Ed,

Stock car roofs did not have to be water-tight, so no, they would not
usually have been covered with tar paper. Darkly weathered boards
were due to soot and cinders from locomotives.

Regards
Bruce

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