Re: Burn Baby Burn

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)

Hi Jerry and List Members,
One might figure that, after burning, most of the steel parts would simply be sent to a scrap yard. In that case, it may make sense to burn the cars in a location at or near the scrap yard, or in a location where the steel parts are easily loaded into gons for shipment to a scrap yard.
Lastly, I believe in current times car are cut up for scrap on railroad property, but the work is done by an entity other than the railroad itself. Perhaps the burn operation was on railroad property, but the work to burn the cars and process the steel parts was done by some entity other than MP or ART
Claus Schlund

From: Jerry Michels
Sent: 25 April, 2022 22:16
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Burn Baby Burn
ART burned retired wooden reefers at Bush, IL, which is curious because it was not ART property but rather a remote coal marshaling yard in southern Illinois on the Missouri Pacific.  MP owned half of ART. Perhaps the smoke didn't attract as much attention as it did in populated areas?
Jerry Michels

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