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Cement bins?
« on: December 23, 2010, 05:05:50 PM »
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I ran across this photo - on Flickr - of a NYC SW1, taken at the Belmont Avenue crossing in Indianapolis IN, on P&E, in September of '67.  Can anyone tell me, with certainty, what the car immediately ahead of the switcher is carrying? My guess is cement; but it could be just about any sort of granular or powder product. The car really caught my eye.

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Re: Cement bins?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 05:21:18 PM »
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I wonder if they might not be a caustic soda bulktainer; much like I've seen at papermills and some larger corrugated plants...? Just a guess......
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010, 05:24:48 PM »
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Or a new method of shipping drugs from there to here .

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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2010, 06:24:33 PM »
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Or a new method of shipping drugs from there to here .

Maybe if you add air freshener.....al la the doofuses who tried to cross the border yesterday.........
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2010, 06:59:52 PM »
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Or a new method of shipping drugs from there to here .


He said Indy, not Chicago!!! ;D
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2010, 07:06:48 PM »
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A bulk shipment of port-a-potty product is my guess.  I like the use of Silfor in the scenery though.

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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2010, 01:17:57 AM »
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Calcium carbide was shipped in similar looking containers.

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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2010, 01:38:26 AM »
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2010, 08:44:51 AM »
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It seems that the containers sit rather high on a kind of rack.  So either the load is very light or the car will get a very high center of gravity.  Would this cause a problem, or constraints?
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Re: Cement bins?
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2010, 11:18:55 AM »
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I've tried studying the photo blown up on my monitor but because it's out of focus I'm not getting much more info. I can't even make out who owns the car, which would help immensely.

It does seem that each container has a separate support structure around the conical container so that, after being hoisted out and emptied, it can be stowed neatly. This would be a neat car for Bob to do.
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Re: Cement bins?
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2010, 01:16:55 PM »
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It's a solution of one part formaldehyde, and one part sodium salicilate.  It's used to keep chicken hearts alive.
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Re: Cement bins?
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2010, 01:42:57 PM »
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The obvious answer here is Roundup to kill all of the Silflor.
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Re: Cement bins?
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2010, 01:56:28 PM »
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It's a solution of one part formaldehyde, and one part sodium salicilate.  It's used to keep chicken hearts alive.

There is just something sooooo wrong with you it defy's description Lee................... ;D ;D ;)
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Re: Cement bins?
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2010, 12:36:40 AM »
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So, what in my original message triggered all the jocularity?
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« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2010, 11:04:55 AM »
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