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Plate X

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by Dick Quickwood, May 29, 2005.

  1. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

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    i believe it signifies the width
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    while checking out the pics of the new boxcars, i noticed two different plate designations had the same width listed, which means i was wrong. what does plate really mean?
     
  2. doublebase

    doublebase New Jack

    Joined: May 26, 2005 Messages: 13 Likes Received: 0
    i think itmight signify whatkind of metal the cart is made of so train loaders can what type of shit to put in whattype of cart

    just maybe
    ?
     
  3. HATEBREEDER

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  4. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    Physical dimensions

    The physical dimensions of a car are important to its loading and operation.

    Plate markings indicate whether a car’s extreme outside dimensions falls within a standard cross-section — a useful thing to know when restricted clearances are involved. Standard car cross-section drawings, or plates, are designated Plates B, C, E, and F. If a car's dimensions are entirely within Plate B (the smallest), no marking is shown. For cars fitting within Plate C, E, or F, a square with the appropriate marking is shown. A car whose dimensions exceed a given plate will display a circle marked, to use a common example, EXCEEDS PLATE C.
     
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