track oilers

ron christensen

In 1941 the M&StL railroad made a weed killing outfit that put oil on the ground, it had covers over the rails.
I personally have seen this done on the Milwaukee railroad in Iowa. It sure was a mess but did kill the weeds and kept done the dust from the right of way.
I have drawings of the cars and correspondence the railroad processed in the making of the sprayer
Ron Christensen

--- In STMFC@..., "Douglas Harding" <dharding@...> wrote:

The Fairmont Railway Motors INC. made a "W61 Oil Sprayer" that could be towed behind a speeder. Consisted of a tank, pump with
small gasoline motor and a couple of hoses with wands/nozzles on the end. Use to spray oil on track joint bars. I have a couple of
photos, if interested.

Doug Harding

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