Re: Photo: Unloading Something From A Boxcar


Dennis Storzek
 

On Sat, May 8, 2021 at 11:43 AM, Clarence Zink wrote:
Makes sense that the compartments contain sand, aggregate, and portland cement, any of which, or all, could be unloaded from the boxcar.  Portland was probably in bags, but the sand and aggregate would not need "protection", and could have been loaded and unloaded "loose'.
The scale at the boxcar tells me it's cement. The sand and aggregate are much greater in volume is concrete and can just be proportioned by volume, but the cement was typically done by counting the bags, which was effectively by weight. If the contractor was buying bulk cement, he needed to weigh it out, thus the scale.

Dennis Storzek

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