Oiling ballast


Rupert & Maureen <gamlenz@...>
 

Re. the recent discussion about oiling ballast, there is a brief history at
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101048999310;view=1up;seq=95 and a list of railroads using oil at https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101048999351;view=1up;seq=270

Both the CB&Q and B&MR sprayed ballast with oil to keep down dust. There is a photo (not the clearest) of track spraying using a tank car apparently owned by the CB&Q. I was previously advised that this was a Bettendorf tank car, although I’ve not seen any record that the Burlington had any from this company.

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015010881806;view=1up;seq=551

Rupert Gamlen
Auckland NZ