Re: grain box cars were primary coal carriers

Dennis Storzek <dstorzek@...>

--- In STMFC@..., Denny Anspach <danspach@...> wrote:

...If these grain cars carried coal, then how did they block the doors-
"grain doors" again? Although I would suspect that coal is actually
relatively "clean", I would also presume that a car that carried coal
would have had to be thoroughly cleaned to a certain level of
cleanliness to then carry grain again. If so, how did that work?
Most likely a broom. After all, the cars were carrying GRAIN, not
flour. Considering that the FDA has written specifications for the
maximum amount of insect parts allowable in milled cereal grain, I
don't see where a little coal dust would be a problem :-)


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