Re: Stencil On CB&Q Boxcar


Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
 

Bob,

Not an answer to your question, but in the 1970s I remember seeing WP 50' boxcars in Sacramento Northern's West Sacramento Yard that were stenciled as restricted to scrap battery loading. Lead is nasty stuff.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 1:47 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Stencil On CB&Q Boxcar

This photo of CB&Q Boxcar 25776 was posted on the CB&Q Group by Hol Wagner.

What caught my eye was the stencil spelling out what commodities should not be loaded in this car:

DO NOT LOAD WITH LIME SODA ASH

BULK CEMENT CARBON BLACK HIDES

OIL TAR AND CREOSOTE PRODUCTS OR

ANY COMMODITY THAT WILL RENDER

IT UNFIT FOR FLOUR OR GRAIN LOADING

I wonder how often these loading restrictions were violated and what penalties were applied as a result?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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