Re: boxcar design evolution


--- In STMFC@..., "soolinehistory" <destorzek@...> wrote:
It appears that the two design philosophies coexisted for years without either proving to be truly superior.
Speaking to the USRA in particular, I believe the use of pressed shapes was driven by the cost and demand for rolled shapes during the war. Once the stamping dies were set up for volume production, pressed shapes could be made from small sections of sheet steel which were easier to obtain in a timely manner.

David Thompson

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