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


Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Friends,

The car in the photo is very interesting. It looks to me like an 1890s design, now of course downgraded to an in-plant car. Note that there is no air brake hose showing. By the 1890s most cars of this type would have had air brakes. Very likely air brakes are not used on this plant operation, and the hose has probably rotted off or was removed during repairs. 

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

On Tue, Sep 8, 2020 at 3:06 PM Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Dry.  You forgot dry.  Handling salt makes your skin very dry and the skin on your fingers can simply break open.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2020 12:38 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Loading Salt Into A Boxcar (1921)

 

Photo: Loading Salt Into A Boxcar (1921)

A photo from the Utah State Historical Society:

https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zp4jhz

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Looks like boring, tough work.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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