Running boards on box cars.greenspun.com : 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 04, 2000.