Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Santa Fe Freight Near Victorville - Mystery Loads

Bruce Smith


Wood pipe was commonly used through WWII. It is absolutely within the potential era of this photograph.

Bruce Smith
Auburn, Al

On Feb 21, 2020, at 2:44 PM, Tim O'Connor <> wrote:

Redwood pipe was used in the early years of the 20th century but the ATSF photo appears to
be from at least the 1940's if not later.

Here is a 1908 photo -

The use of magnificent old growth redwood for sewer pipes just makes me ill to think about. :-(

(yes, I'm a tree hugger)

On 2/21/2020 9:34 AM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD wrote:
They look like sections of redwood pipe to me. They were common in California back in the days before they switched to concrete pipe, for water transmission.

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Andy Jackson
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:35 PM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Santa Fe Freight Near Victorville - Mystery Loads

Here's an enlargement of 2 of the mystery load cars. Details aren't clear enough to tell what kind of loads these are, but there's 2 per car.
Andy Jackson

Santa Fe Springs CA

*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*

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