Alan C. Welch <acwelch@...>
Date: Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:11 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] CPR Fowler Cars
Probably the first CPR Fowler car received a Youngstown door in 1929. Italready had a Murphy roof. Photo at CPR Angus Shop.
If it already had a Murphy roof how can you be certain it was a FowlerI believe the first FOWLER cars constructed for the CN were built in 1920.
and CPR were
originally constructed with wood roofs and all Dominion cars, which is whatThe car is a FOWLER because the slotted bolt holes are plainly visible.
Not long thereafter most of the cars were built new withThe roof is of the type that was applied over the original, wood roof, as was the case for so many CP FOWLER cars.
It is highly possible that the first CPR Dominion car received a
Don ValentineAl Welch
Quoting "Alan C. Welch" <acwelch@...>:
Then by that fact alone you acknowledge that no new CNR car was a
"Fowler" car as use of that patent was found unnecessary and very expensive,
thus its discontinuance by Canadian carbuilders by the end of 1914 as noted.
If the slotted bolt holes are present I agree with you.
Then this same metal roof was probably installed on some Dominion cars as
well. What type do you feel it was?
I should be at home tomorrow and, perhaps, better able to look into
some of this with you with my records present. Thanks for your input.