Re: Pipe loads on the cheap

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Jack Burgess wrote:
When I started working in a municipal engineering department in the mid-1960s, vitrified clay pipe (VCP) was used for sanitary sewers and probably had been for decades since it is resistant to acids and sewage . . . VCP has a bell on one end with a rubber gasket but I wonder if it was ever shipped by rail.
There exist photos, I think at CSRM, of this pipe loaded in box cars.

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