Re: [EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Unloading Grain From A Boxcar
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Thanks, Bruce, I have not been familiar with the powered plows. The winch is not visible in the photo. Now I “get it.”
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bruce Smith
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:40 PM
Subject: Re: [EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Unloading Grain From A Boxcar
The chains pull the plows. The men drag them back into the load, shove them down and then someone starts the winch that pulls on chains. By having one high and one low, it keeps the plow correctly oriented.
The birfurcated duct is a loading chute. Grain flows from the elevator through that and into the car. Notice how it is higher than the grain door? 😉
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee@...>
Interesting. Integrated crew. I don’t get the chains and how that works. And what’s that bifurcated duct (?) in the other doorway?
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Photo: Unloading Grain From A Boxcar
A photo from the University of Texas-Arlington Archives:
Click on the photo twice to fully enlarge it.
Real work, 1940s style.
Partial boxcar reporting mark: …H&H 33832