Re: caboose roofs

Donald B. Valentine
 

Ed and all,

For many years on passenger cars as well as cabeese the roofs were covered with canvas which was itself then coated with an asphaltum or tar like material. I've also seen mulehide specified.

Take care, Don Valentine

--- In STMFC@..., "EdwardM" <ed_mines@...> wrote:

Were caboose roofs covered with tar paper?

How about PRR stock cars? Seems like you'd get a much more even coat than if you brushed on a liquid.

Did they ever use car cement on wood,T&G board roofs on house cars? Some show slats that are a mixture black and different greys.

ED Mines

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