Re: Photo: Unloading Grain

mel perry

out of curiosity, has it ever been mentioned how many people were
required and how long it took to
manually unload a boxcar loaded with
mel perry

On Tue, Apr 27, 2021, 1:46 PM Douglas Harding <iowacentralrr@...> wrote:

Good photo showing the use of a “power” shovel. Note the pulley on the lower edge of the photo and the man holding the cable used to pull the shovel, via an overhead winch or motor. There should be two pulley’s, one near each edge of the door, allowing for the “shovel” to be pulled from either end of the car as the inside man is unloading. The third man in the bibs is holding a sampling cup, used to take a sample of the grain for testing purposes.


Doug Harding


From: <> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:31 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Unloading Grain


Photo: Unloading Grain

A photo from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Libraries:

Click on the arrows and scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

As in other recent photos, hard manual labor. The man in center possibly there to sample the grain.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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