Re: FSA/OWI photos - Omaha 1938, 1941
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The first picture may likely be cinders used for fill. Many years ago when UP built the cut-off through Omaha (bypassing the original line south of there) they built massive trestles. These were filled in by dumping fill over until today's mainline was finished - this was quite a fill and required lots of material and dumping cinders was a very good way to get rid of them and fill in the trestles at the same time.
If you ever pass through Omaha on I-80 the fill is very evident and extends for about 3+ miles. Except for the lighting (I-80 is north of the railroad) it would be a great photo place.
On Sunday, April 12, 2020, 12:19:28 PM CDT, Charles Peck <lnnrr152@...> wrote:
In the fifth picture, I have doubts about it being a pickle car.
It certainly looks similar to a pickle car but all pickle cars I have seen
images of were owned by a pickle packing company.
This car has Kansas City Southern on it. What else could it be hauling?
I have no idea. Something briny or acidic, it would seem.
Could KCS have a car they leased to a pickle producer? A partial number
might end in 24.
On Sun, Apr 12, 2020 at 1:04 PM Paul Krueger <kruegerp12@...> wrote: