Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Hauling Sand before Covered Hoppers Became Popular


Douglas Harding
 

Randy lots of sand pits in Iowa. The car was coming from Des Moines. Des Moines has two rivers, and lots of sand and gravel pits. I suspect the car was loaded in the Des Moines area. The bigger question is what was a NH 41’ gon doing in Iowa? It must have been off loaded in Des Moines, perhaps on the MSTL. Then loaded with sand and the MSTL took it to Dallas Center team track for the Highway Department. Des Moines did/does have a lot of manufacturing.

 

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Randy Hammill
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Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Hauling Sand before Covered Hoppers Became Popular

 

The NH cars were 41' drop-bottom gondolas. 

Any idea where the sand was shipped from? I highly doubt it was loaded on the NH. There are no loads of sand shipping from CT in the 1950-1954 1% waybill study, although that doesn't mean that none at all shipped since that was only 1%. I don't have the data for RI or MA, so maybe from there. But that seems like a long trip for something like sand.

Randy
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