Re: Photo: Loading Treated Water Pipe (1935)

Bruce Smith


Creosote treated wood is usually brown to very dark brown, with darker, often black, stains. For an example of fresh utility poles, see: 


From: <> on behalf of Brent Greer <studegator@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 11:39 AM
To: earlyrail <cascaderail@...>; <>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Loading Treated Water Pipe (1935)
That brings up a question I've had for a while for our expert modelers, what colors do you recommend for representing creosoted wood (like loads of utility poles or trestle pilings)?


Dr. J. Brent Greer

Dr. J. Brent Greer

From: <> on behalf of earlyrail <cascaderail@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:10 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Loading Treated Water Pipe (1935)


"Workers at the Pacific Creosoting Company plant on Bainbridge Island are loading creosoted wood water pipe on a Great Northern Railway wood flatcar. Wooden pipe allowed economical distribution of water in cities and towns around King County. Similar products were produced at the West Coast Wood Preserving Company plant in West Seattle."

Caption is not correct.
Bainbridge Island never had rail service.

Howard Garner

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