Re: (Not A Freight Car) Slanted Loading Dock


Patrick Wade
 

My first thought is that it makes it easier to roll barrels and kegs onto freight cars. It would be interesting to see if there are any sort of guides on the deck to direct the barrels to the car door way. Bur I have never seen any other slanted docks.

Pat Wade
Santa Barbara, CA

On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 4:08 PM Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

I noticed the loading dock in this photo (which does feature a freight car) has a pronounced slant:

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-05-26-19/X6991.jpg

This is the first slanted loading dock I've seen. Is such a design highly unusual or just not so common?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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