Re: Photo: Barrels in A Boxcar
I had never heard of shipping cement in barrels.
I know early cement loads shipped by truck consisted of bags stacked on flat bed trailers. I just figured rail shipments were bags stacked in boxcars.
What were the barrels made of?
Montford L. Switzer
Switzer Tank Lines, Inc.
Fall Creek Leasing, LLC.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Clark Propst
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Barrels in A Boxcar
Cement was shipped in barrels for years. Many company's logos were round to fit the top of a barrel. Cement was still being sold by the barrel into the 60s. Maybe the 70s? Four sacks of regular Portland cement equal a barrel. Works out
to 94 lbs per sack nowadays.