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Stewart "Start" Rhine

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Re: WW&F boxcar 309
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2010, 07:43:07 AM »
A unique thing about WW&F flatcars (and boxcars too) is the couplers.  The cut lever is on the bottom as the pin is bottom actuated instead of the normal top-drop pin.  The WW&F employed bottom pin couplers so that ice would not get into the coupler and freeze the knuckle.