Re: Train Watering Station

Richard Townsend

My guess it that it was used for filling tank cars with water. As has been noted, there is no oil on the ground or on the spouts. I recall reading about trains of tank cars bringing potable water to the Florida Keys, and maybe this was for some similar purpose in Louisiana.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR

-----Original Message-----
From: Nelson Moyer npmoyer@... [STMFC]
Sent: Wed, Jan 17, 2018 2:50 pm
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Train Watering Station

I can’t believe this complex was intended for filling tenders. Perhaps this is a ‘filling station’ for tank cars carrying water.
Nelson Moyer
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Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 3:22 PM
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Subject: Re: [STMFC] Train Watering Station
Very interesting.  Somebody understand how it worked?  Al
On January 17, 2018 at 4:00 PM "thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:

This is a link to a photo from the Louisiana Digital Library
The title says the subject is a train watering station. Is this correct or did this item have some other use, such as wetting down loads in open top cars?
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


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