Re: Boxcar identification help requested


Thinking about the interior photo, and the racks on the floor. The floor isn't necessarily dry, and you really don't want calcium carbide getting wet. (That's how acetylene is generated from it.) So the racks keep the lading up off the floor. But, why don't the racks cover the whole floor? Are the sacks on pallets? Hmm ...

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla. (chemist)

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