Weathered reweigh dates, was: Re: Re: IC 40' box car decal


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--- In STMFC@..., "Mike Brock" <brockm@...> wrote:
...Ross Grenard, told me that UP poured oil on the
ballast to keep the dirt/sand from blowing. Now, at first glance, one has to
wonder...wouldn't that be a fire hazard? ...
Oil was routinely sprayed on track during the steam era to kill vegetation, which in itself was a greater fire hazard than the small amount of oil.

Dennis

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