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.

Regards
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.

Ted


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