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

Ted Schnepf

Dennis, folks,

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

Bruce Smith
Hi Bruce and list,

In may railroad experience the coating on rails to prevent brine corrosion was a asphalt/tar like substance, about 1/16" thick that dried to a grey colored, hard coating. I dealt with many a rail coated with that product in the 1940'sand 1950's. It was only the east bound track on a double track railroad.


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