locked Re: Pulpwood and Line In Boxcars


Charles Powell
 

I grew up next to the K&0 line west of Knoxville in the early 60s and remember the boxcars with no doors. The lime was piled in bulk in each end of the car. Seemed like it was seasonal as in early spring time and there would be blocks of cars leaving a white cloud in their wake. A lot of it came as a byproduct of the zinc mines up north of Knoxville around Mascot, TN. Another service for old boxcars on their way out was cotton seed service. Once the car was loaded with cotton seed the oil would soak into the lining and contaminate other products loaded in the cars later. 

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