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Open-top freight cars can also be overloaded by volume. And , this doesn't look like a scrapyard location; it's way too clean. Notice the house car coupled onto the gon.
I think the scrap on the ground has been shoved off the car to keep it from falling off in a train.
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On 11/26/2021 12:09 PM Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:
I would agree. I tend to think that the scrap on the ground is what is left of the pile that was being loaded into the car.
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I think a load of tin can scrap would be hard to overload, lots of air space.