Photos: Depressed Center Flat Car Used In The Manhattan Project


Bob Chaparro
 

Photos: Depressed Center Flat Car Used In The Manhattan Project

Photo from the Atlantic magazine.

https://cdn.theatlantic.com/thumbor/Slob7z2K3VMZ2tl1dYvi_FQo1ME=/1500x1052/media/img/photo/2015/07/70-years-since-trinity-when-we-test/n04_TR-017/original.jpg

Caption:

“Jumbo, a 200-ton steel canister designed to recover the plutonium used in the Trinity test in the event that the explosives used were unable to trigger a chain reaction. In the end, Jumbo wasn't used for recovery, but was placed near ground zero to help gauge the effects of the blast. It survived intact, but its support tower did not.”

Photo from the Interesting Engineering website:

https://inteng-storage.s3.amazonaws.com/img/iea/M3OeA0PjON/sizes/facts-about-trinity-jumbo_resize_md.jpg

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Bruce Smith
 

The car was CISX 500


We’ve discussed the car and load in 2014, 2016 and 2019.

 

Regards,

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of "Bob Chaparro via groups.io" <chiefbobbb@...>
Reply-To: "main@RealSTMFC.groups.io" <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 12:18 PM
To: "main@RealSTMFC.groups.io" <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] Photos: Depressed Center Flat Car Used In The Manhattan Project

 

CAUTION: Email Originated Outside of Auburn.

Photos: Depressed Center Flat Car Used In The Manhattan Project

Photo from the Atlantic magazine.

https://cdn.theatlantic.com/thumbor/Slob7z2K3VMZ2tl1dYvi_FQo1ME=/1500x1052/media/img/photo/2015/07/70-years-since-trinity-when-we-test/n04_TR-017/original.jpg

Caption:

“Jumbo, a 200-ton steel canister designed to recover the plutonium used in the Trinity test in the event that the explosives used were unable to trigger a chain reaction. In the end, Jumbo wasn't used for recovery, but was placed near ground zero to help gauge the effects of the blast. It survived intact, but its support tower did not.”

Photo from the Interesting Engineering website:

https://inteng-storage.s3.amazonaws.com/img/iea/M3OeA0PjON/sizes/facts-about-trinity-jumbo_resize_md.jpg

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA