Re: Stock Car Question
Heck,The Rutland used to send hay and cedar posts in their stock cars.Armand Premotoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
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Subject: [STMFC] Re: Stock Car Question
I suspect it may but thought the use of sawdust was more common.
--- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:
> My recollection is that straw is often used in conjunction with
> ice in storage. Perhaps to prevent those 300lb blocks from turning
> themselves into 3,000lb blocks? Surely the straw could simply
> be brushed or washed off the ice?
> In the town where I live there are several large ponds (lakes) and
> in past times the ice was harvested each winter and put into storage
> for use throughout the year. The rail line (now a trail) ran on a
> causeway dividing one of the ponds in two.
> Tim O'Connor
> > And if straw was used, you can be sure the ice was not intended
> >to be used in reefers. Straw would clog the bunker drains. You might
> >be thinking that surely reefers weren't iced in winter, and that's
> >true, but the natural ice could be stored for summer use. Just not
> >with straw.
> >Tony Thompson