Re: open car loads (pipe sections with flared ends)


Richard Brennan <brennan8@...>
 

Redwood, with its natural resistance to deterioration, was often used for underground pipe in the Far West.

An comprehensive set of photos from the Redwood Manufacturers Company Plant in Pittsburg, Calif is on-line at the California Digital Library...
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/view?docId=tf7v19p57x;developer=local;style=oac4;doc.view=items

including AT&SF FT-G #93264 with a quite full flared-end pipe load:
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/FindingAids/dynaweb/calher/redwood/figures/I0026212A.jpg

Loaded PRR GRa #337448 and AT&SF Box #9281 with straight wire-wrapped sections appear in:
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/FindingAids/dynaweb/calher/redwood/figures/I0026209A.jpg

I have seen Sanborn map notations where underground redwood pipe was used;
and Bay Area construction projects are STILL digging this stuff up... ~100 years after it was placed!


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Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
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