Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Re: Early Passenger Car Blinds

I'm not sure what you are asking here. The blinds on the cars could not be "opened and closed" like Venetian blinds – that is the individual slats could not be turned – but certainly the whole blind assembly could be opened and closed much like a window – lifted and lowered. The slats are fixed in a pretty much "closed" position in the blind assemblies. see the attached photo of V&T coach #4 in Carson City. The blinds are open, but slide down as a unit at each window to close. Note the slats are in a fixed position.

Kyle K. Wyatt
Curator of History & Technology
California State Railroad Museum
111 "I" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Virginia & Truckee Coach #4


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Larry Mullaly"

Thanks all for your help with the passenger car blinds issue. Kyle's photo was wonderfully illuminating.

5/20/2005 12:12 AM  

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