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 Post subject: New York City wooden body railroad car ban
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:22 pm 
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In a history of the John Ringling private railroad car, they say that wooden bodied railroad cars were banned from the tunnels serving NYC railroad stations.

So far I can't find a specific law or date for this... does anyone have more information. If true (and i am assuming it is) it would explain the sell off of many private passenger cars in the teens.

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 Post subject: Re: New York City wooden body railroad car ban
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:15 pm 

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I read somewhere around 1910, when Pullman started producing steel cars, steel cars were encouraged, and around 1911/12 a law was passed. CPR had many heavyweight steel cars which had wood/canvas roofs, which were banned from US service because of this law.

Sorry I can't be more precise but to many sources to remember where I read this. It may have been the "Classic Train" books by Dubin.

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