Re: What Are These Folks Doing?


Todd Sullivan
 

If you load a car with bulk feed, it becomes contaminated by the feed.  Feed is a protein, and it decays or rots with a strong smell that contaminates other lading.  Most RRs had cars assigned to bulk feed loading and many were stenciled as such on their sides.  I suspect that this was an effort to limit the number of boxcars that were contaminated.

Todd Sullivan

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