Bulk sugar loading/unloading was Red Owl

Craig Zeni

In 1949 sugar was shipped in boxcars in bags, barrels or bulk. The first airslide hopper was patented in 1953, again after the date of the Red Owl data. Attached is a photo of bulk sugar begin unloaded from a boxcar.

Great photo!  Two questions come to mind - how was the sugar loaded?  Were roof hatch box cars seen in this service?


Craig Zeni
Cary, NC
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