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Re: roof walks on boxcars - slippery when wet . . . eye popping smiley

September 03, 2016 05:32PM avatar
Hi, all -

This has been posted previously, but I think it's relevant here - "Slippery Footing", 08/28/68:
680828-slippery-footing.jpg

I don't know about 40' reefers, but these boxcar roof walks look untreated - or at least unpainted - to me.
Assuming they were unpainted/untreated, how long would they last before needing to be replaced?

Did the Rio Grande ever add sand to paint to increase traction on roof walks?

- Roosso

p.s. The above photo was taken about 1/2 mile west of Sublette.  Making a Phraud-O-Graph™ of it
today would require a LOT of work - or a LOT of beavers - as the inside of the curve has been filled
in with Aspen trees during the intervening 48 years.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 09/08/2016 03:28PM by Russo Loco.
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