Re: Photo: Barrels in A Boxcar (Cement)


Bob Chaparro
 

Well, Doug's chart certainly explains the dearth of cement barrel photos.

As to overall cement shipments, here is a chart of a sampling of cement shipments from the Modeling the CNW in Milwaukee, 1957 Blog.

Chart Caption: "It turns out that with very minor exceptions, the portland cement traffic travelled in box cars or in special cars. In 1950 the majority of the traffic was in box cars, but by the end of the decade the situation was reversed and special cars were carrying the majority of the traffic."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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