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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Caboose - 26 Foot Truss Rod
Name Caboose, 26 Foot, Truss Rod
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Caboose
Variety 26 Foot Truss Rod
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era I: 1835 - 1900


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History: The Civil War Era caboose was a fairly primitive piece of equipment. Basically, it was a boxcar with some windows added. Like most cars of that period, the underframe was reinforced with a truss rod. Truss rods have the same purpose as I beams or channel beams do in more mdern equipment; or, the unitized body of automobiles do today. They give strength in the direction needed to support the load placed on the car.

19th century rolling stock was for the most part constructed using wood sheathing.

History: This set of items is comprised of more than one name. Please look at the component items for details on the specific roadnames and/or manufacturers.


Item Links: We found: 1 different collections associated with Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Caboose - 26 Foot Truss Rod
Item created by: gdm on 2018-01-24 08:44:39. Last edited by gdm on 2018-01-24 08:51:32

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