Running boards on box cars. : LUSENET : Southern Railway : One Thread

Would like to know when the running boards were removed, when the removal started and what the date was for final removal. Thank you Robert

-- Robert Peak (, November 03, 2000


If memory serves correctly, the running boards were mandated to be removed, and boxcar side ladders cut to half-height, by the end of 1969, although that may not be the exact date.

-- Matt Bumgarner (, November 03, 2000.

Thats true, but the railroads were not able to do this by the date for completion. So the time limit was extended to '84.

-- Evan Whatley (, November 04, 2000.

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