Re: PRR 495655 & Builders Photos

Bruce Smith <smithbf@...>

I wrote:
Good question! It is clearly a conversion to company service/MOW.
Jack Consoli's comment about Calcium Chloride has me wondering. What
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?
On Tue, June 7, 2005 11:26 pm, Doug Brown replied:
Welding before bottled gas.

I guess it did not get posted back here, but ultimately we discovered that
this car was intended to serve as a 3rd rail de-icer, probably around
Sunnyside and the referenced photo was of an only partly completed car
(based on X26 parts)


Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

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