Box Car Project - May 1998
Tin roof in distance. Top layer of wooden
roof with roofing down the middle of the Boxcar.
This series of pictures depicts the removal of the roof of the boxcar. The removal of the tin roof uncovered a wooden roof. The roof is made of two layers of tongue-and-groove pine boards. The top layer joints are staggered so that they do not line up with the joints in the lower layer. Down the center of the car there is a strip of roofing to seal the center joint. In addition there is a layer of tarpaper between the two layers of wood roof. Pictures taken in May 1998.
Closeup of center roofing removed and some rotten boards in top layer.
Top layer of boards removed. Tar paper between layers exposed.
Foreground is top layer of roof still in place. In the background is
about half of first layer removed and covered with a tarp to protect
the Boxcar from the weather.
Left side showing top layer of wooden roof removed.
Right side is top layer still in place.