Re: Photo: Loading Salt Into A Boxcar (1921)


Photo was taken on the Inland Railway, which was owned by the Inland Crystal Salt Company. It was a tiny little line on the southern edge of the Great Salt Lake that interchanged with Union Pacific and the Salt Lake, Garfield & Western. Owned an 0-6-0 saddle tank switcher and a number of decrepit ancient wood boxcars and gondolas that were used only to transfer salt from the evaporation ponds to the packing plant.

Don Strack has a page for this operation here:


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