Re: Icing cars was: Ice Operations


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Peter Bowers wrote:
In The CN code of rules for icing cars it states . . .
Reference is also made of tamping ice to assure no voids
are present.
This last comment is interesting. PFE workmen used a long steel bar to kind of stir the ice and allow it to compact itself; this was called "barring" the ice. Tamping sounds more risky to the bunker lining and bottom. The PFE ice deck directions explained that "barring" was primarily to minimize any sizable voids in the ice load.

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