Strange

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Matthyro, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    OK what are these cylindrical hoppers doing in this wood pulp loading yard?
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    This photo taken at Hearst Ontario by my daughter who accompanies her husband truck driver. She keeps a watch for railroads wherever they go and takes pictures for me.
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Some more hoppers

    Quite a string of them.
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  3. billk

    billk Active Member

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    Beer supply for the crew?
  4. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

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    Maybe they were carrying that talcum powder that was spilled all over the area!

    -Rory

    P.S. - Why are there detail parts under my arm?

    P.P.S. - I know...I should give it a rest!
  5. farmer ron

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    Near where we are there is numerous sawmills along the Fraser River, quite often the railroads do not have a place at their destination or main holding yard to put cars, so quite often they just dump them where there is an empty siding. The cars are usually only there for a day or two then gone. In your first photo it appears as the track is a storrage track and not a loading track so chances are it was a short stay.
    Ron..