Re: PRR 495655 & Builders Photos

Jerome Albin <jeralbin@...>

May not have been calcium chloride, could be calcium carbide, still
used today for large scale acetylene gas production for welding and
cutting. Now transported in tote bins by flat-bed trucks.

Jerry Albin

--- In STMFC@..., "Doug Brown" <brown194@t...> wrote:
Welding before bottled gas.

Doug Brown

Good question! It is clearly a conversion to company service/MOW.
Jack Consoli's comment about Calcium Chloride has me wondering.
was CaCl used for? Was the car used to store CaCl? Was there some
application of CaCl that could be accomplished by a rail car?


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