RE: [FJGRailroad] Two Trolley Questions
- I suspect you're correct about the wood slats. Those were canvas covered roofs any walking on the fabric would not be a good thing.
The sprinkler was required by the city fathers of Amsterdam to ensure the passing trolleys did not raise dust from the unpaved streets.
Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2009 11:56:30 -0700
Subject: [FJGRailroad] Two Trolley QuestionsI have a question re: trolleys. On the roofs of several trolleys I see what appears to be a series of wooden slats. What was their purpose? I've attached a very small photo for reference. They almost look like a foothold for someone who needs to walk up onto the roof. Is that correct?
Another question: what was the purpose of the sprinkler owned by the FJ&G and kept in Amsterdam? Did it have more than one use?
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- Instead of dusty streets, muddy streets. That makes a lot of sense.
Or did they use oil? The dirt road just north of my house growing used to be freshly oiled every year.