locked Re: Pulpwood and Line In Boxcars
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In the 90’s I worked with an older gentleman who told of his first summer job in Downtown iuka Mississippi was loading “logs” by hand into Boxcars. I asked him if he was sure it was a boxcar and not like a pulpwood flat. He said they had doors and you had to turn right of left when you got the log into the car. They grabbed the logs and ran up a ramp into the boxcar. He was born in about 30 and so this would have been late 40s may be 50s I’m thinking. His story was confirmed by another older fellow who worked with us who said the name of the fellow who had this as a full time job. He said that fellow could flat out load logs. Some other younger folk confirmed they had heard the “story”.
From: main@SouthernRailway.groups.io [mailto:main@SouthernRailway.groups.io] On Behalf Of George Eichelberger
I am certain Central of Georgia box cars, without doors, were used in lime service. I have taken, but not found, photos of either CG or Southern cars carrying lime but I will keep looking. The Hayne Shop records show some 50' cars in lime service but they may have been roof hatch cars.