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[Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Boxcar Load Restraining System (Circa 1940s)


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Good point, Tony!

 

That is one curious car.  Are those tie-downs on the side sill?

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony Thompson
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2020 5:55 PM
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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Boxcar Load Restraining System (Circa 1940s)

 

Gatwood, Elden  wrote:



It does not look like a Viking, as the corrugations are not visible.  It has widely-spaced carlines, with intermediate stiffeners.  Didn’t NP have roofs like that on some classes?

 

     Remember that early Viking did not have corrugations.

 

Tony Thompson

 

 

 


Dennis Storzek
 

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 03:00 PM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD wrote:
That is one curious car.  Are those tie-downs on the side sill?
No, they are door guides/rollers from Union Metal Products Co. also marketed under the National Box Car Door name. Note the rollers have grooves that giude a flange on the bottom of the door, but it looks like the N&W opted for something more substancial to hold the corners of the door when closed.

Dennis Storzek


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Thanks, Dennis!

 

Elden gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis Storzek
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2020 10:43 PM
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Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Boxcar Load Restraining System (Circa 1940s)

 

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 03:00 PM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD wrote:

That is one curious car.  Are those tie-downs on the side sill?

No, they are door guides/rollers from Union Metal Products Co. also marketed under the National Box Car Door name. Note the rollers have grooves that giude a flange on the bottom of the door, but it looks like the N&W opted for something more substancial to hold the corners of the door when closed.

Dennis Storzek