Re: open car loads (pipe sections with flared ends)
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9281 is a DS Auto car with four fishbelly underframe sections. The photo dates from prior to conversion to all steel in the mid to late 30s. Nice in service shot.
ATSF North Bay Lines
Golden Gates & Fast Freights
3450 Palmer Drive, Suite 4224
Cameron Park, CA 95682
From: "Richard Brennan brennan8@... [STMFC]"
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2014 10:12 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] open car loads (pipe sections with flared ends)
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...
including AT&SF FT-G #93264 with a quite full flared-end pipe load:
Loaded PRR GRa #337448 and AT&SF Box #9281 with straight
wire-wrapped sections appear in:
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!
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA