Re: tie replacement project


Charles Morrill
 

The negative is labeled ‘UP’, but that looks to me like a long string of skeleton log cars sitting on the bridge in the background.
 
Charlie
 

From: Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC]
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 3:33 PM
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Subject: Re: [STMFC] tie replacement project
 


Claus Schlund wrote:

Consider for a moment the nice view (one of a sequence in the collection) illustrating a tie replacement project.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/barrigerlibrary/12296855653/sizes/o/

Notice the top layer of ties on the two full height stacks is specifically and neatly loaded at a slant. Can anyone suggest a reason
for this? Did they likely arrive on the job site as a unified load in this manner?

       Rainwater will be shed off the stack instead of standing on and seeping into the stack.

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