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Re: Delano - AT&SF - 1943
William Keene <wakeene@...>
Good morning Gene and Group,
Just for the recordů I have seen a similar operationů in fact, I have been one of the shovelers.
In this case the sand was shoveled to the open drop bottom hatch -- most were blocked in the closed position -- where it fed into a hopper that dropped the sand onto a belt conveyor that lifted it over a concrete wall into a storage area at a building supply outfit. This in northeast Oklahoma on a hot summer day. A tough -- but honest -- way for a couple of high school kids to earn some "date" money.
Thanks for the memory.
On Feb 4, 2013, at 6:41 AM, "Gene" <bierglaeser@...> wrote:
--- In STMFC@..., "Marty" wrote:Interesting photo. Looks like the gents in foreground are shoveling sand out of a drop-bottom parked on an elevated trestle? (Would there be any other kind of trestle?) Can someone more Santa Fe-knowledgeable confirm or refute?
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