Re: Photos: Boxcar Being Lowered At Hoover Dam (Circa 1931-1935)


Jack Mullen
 

On Sat, Jun 11, 2022 at 12:52 PM, Daniel A. Mitchell wrote:
Another possibility is that they may have short section(s) of temporary track at the bottom, and it might be useful to be able to easily move the the car and it’s contents to various locations.
That may be the case. If you look at the second  photo in the OP, there's a rectangular recess below where the boxcar is hanging, that looks like the platform carrying the car would fit into it. There appear to be parallel lines leading from it which may indicate a track.
Whether or not the car is going to be moved further by rail, lowering a loaded car saves an intermediate step of unloading and reloading the contents. The great dam and bridge projects of that period were innovative in developing methods to increase production efficiency and Improve safety.
Great photos! - and many more on the site. Thanks.

Jack Mullen 

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