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Hello Tom.  The D&RGW 3000 series ng boxcars only had metal parts in the body bolsters and roof carlines (not all roofs).  No metal sills or sill reinforcements that I have heard of.  All sills were wood.
There were other ng cars with metal sills, mostly later flat cars.

Andrew Dahm

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On Friday, November 20, 2020, 8:21 PM, Thomas Evans via <tomkevans@...> wrote:

I believe those are Murphy roofs.
The 3000-series Rio Grande boxcars were extensively rebuilt about this time in the 1920's.
This roughly coincided with the addition of the larger Mikados & other improvements.
Note the rebuild dates in the lower right hand corner of the car side usually matches the new roof date.
I believe that they received steel center sills & body bolsters, etc. at this time.
I've always felt that they look oddly too small when compared to other narrow gauge equipment (especially the later 2-8-2 locomotives)
& wondered why the Rio Grande didn't go for larger cars.
I suppose it was a matter of cost.


Thomas Evans

That's what I get for assuming stuff.
Should let the NG experts do the talking!