Re: TC boxcar nomenclature correction

Tim O'Connor

Isn't that "step" just where the tab is bent into an "L" shape,
i.e. aren't we looking at the bottom of the "L" edge-on? If so,
maybe the "stepless" tabs were trimmed differently, so when they
were folded (bent into an L) the taper appears to be continuous.

Tim O'Connor

At 4/14/2011 04:40 PM Thursday, you wrote:
Dave Sieber wrote:
Then again, I might mention that you (like most everyone) missed
a minor identifying characteristic of Pullman-Standard's boxcars of
the '40s, seen on both their AAR standard boxcars and the very
earliest PS-1s: stepped bolster tabs. . . on Pullman-Standard
boxcars built from the very late '30s through about 1949 or so (but
not cars built by ACF, Magor, or anyone else).
Not true, Dave. You can see it on Pressed Steel Car and
Bethlehem cars built before WW II.

Tony Thompson

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