Car Construction Record Equipment and Appearance History
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…and had steel plate side sheathing with wide letterboards. (E.L. = Extended letterboards.) "Gothics" refers to the style of ornamentation used in upper window sashes on older cars. Such cars had narrow letterboards. The change to wide letterboard side construction eliminated the upper sashes and Gothic ornamentation, but the term remained on CCR forms until the end of the heavyweight era.
…and a UC brake system with one 18" brake cylinder. The brake valve was changed from UC to UCB at an unknown date.
There were two steel battery boxes, each containing 8 cells.
CCRs did not originally
contain fields for vestibule door and step information, as three tread steps
and one-piece doors were standard until the mid- and late-1920’s,
respectively. Fields for doors and steps were stamped on CCRs during the
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