Re: Santa Fe Freight Near Victorville - Mystery Loads
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the containers look some thing like parts for airplanes or some other kind of ordnance. The Marine supply depot is far for Victorville
On Saturday, February 22, 2020, 09:16:11 PM CST, Bruce A. Metcalf <bruce.metcalf@...> wrote:
On 2/21/20 7:53 AM, Claus Schlund \(HGM\) wrote:
> It is true the details are not clear enough, but to my eyes it looks
> like there are eight per car, arranged 4 long by 2 wide. each of the
> eight load items appears to have the wood secured with two dark black bands
Aha! Now I know what these look like. I think they are bundles of
untreated ties ready to be put into the creosote retorts.
I lived in Chattanooga when they still had a creosoting plant. Ties,
line poles, and what not were bundled so they would nearly fill the
cylindrical tanks. Any number of them would be rolled in on wee
four-wheel carts, the end cap bolted on, and the creosote pumped in and
out using pressure and vacuum. Stinky, but effective.
That's my story and I'm sticking with it!
/ Bruce /