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Wood pipe was commonly used through WWII. It is absolutely within the potential era of this photograph.
On Feb 21, 2020, at 2:44 PM, Tim O'Connor <email@example.com> 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 - https://www.sewerhistory.org/images/bm/bmc2/1908_bmc202.jpg
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.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] 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.
Santa Fe Springs CA