Re: Burn Baby Burn

Charles Peck

Late 1940's, the L&N was burning wooden cars nightly. They had been tipped over sideways 
off the trucks and set ablaze. We would sometimes drive over in the evening to watch the fires. 
By morning, I was told, the fires had burnt out. The crane with the magnet would go through 
picking out metal. The ashes were scraped away and another line of cars got tipped over for
the next burn. 
Between old wooden cars and retired steamers, there was a lot of scrap leaving the railroad 
in those years. 
Chuck Peck

On Mon, Apr 25, 2022 at 7:20 PM Brian Carlson via <> wrote:
Obviously NP was reclaiming metal. Fairly common back in the day. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Apr 25, 2022, at 6:52 PM, Hudson Leighton <hudsonl@...> wrote:

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY

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