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

Bruce Smith

I said:
Oil was also sprayed on the rails to reduce corrosion from the salt
brine dripping from passing ice reefers. Oil spray cars vanished at
same time as ice reefers on many railroads.

Bob Witt replied:
I don't believe I have ever seen an "oil spray car".
Weed sprayers, but not oil sprayers; does any one have a photo to


PRR #497700, page 422, Pennsy Power 3. The caption notes that the PRR
"was one of the few railroads that did it [spay oil] mechanically."

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

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