plate glass in boxcars

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plate glass in boxcars

Postby FLRailFan1 » Fri May 20, 2016 7:21 pm

I'm trying to get info on shipping plate glass. IIRC, Trains had an article on plate glass and it was shipped in boxcars. The article was maybe 10 or 15 years ago. Was it regular boxcars, or was it specialty boxcars, or am I crazy...
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Re: plate glass in boxcars

Postby litz » Mon May 23, 2016 1:32 pm

If it's packaged correctly, why would shipping glass in a boxcar be different than any other kind of freight?
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Re: plate glass in boxcars

Postby FLRailFan1 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:12 pm

litz wrote:If it's packaged correctly, why would shipping glass in a boxcar be different than any other kind of freight?


I guess you're right...I thought the boxcars was special...

I'm putting a plate glass factory, 'Clearview Plate Glass', on my layout.
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Re: plate glass in boxcars

Postby Allen Hazen » Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:08 am

I could imagine a railroad serving a glass factory having some designated box-cars for plate glass service. Cushion under frame, of course, and prominently stencilled "DoNot Hump ON PANE OF DEATH" (Grin!)
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