Re: caboose roofs
Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
Dennis Storzek wrote:
"Mulehide" was treated canvas, available in sheets wide enough to do the entire width of a car, as far as I know (their ad in the Car Builder's Cyclopedias only shows a roll on the lower deck of a passenger car roof). When new, it would have been smooth, and seamless. However, it was often mopped with tar, especially when it got older, which would give it more texture.I don't know what brand of material was used, but SP wood cabooses had a canvas covering over the wood, and were mopped with car cement. I know of no SP freight or passenger cars which had tar paper on roofs.
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