On 1/13/2014 1:12 PM, Charlie Vlk
This looks identical to the Chipman Chemical Companies weed
spray car employed by the Burlington. Growing up next to the
railroad track in the 1940's and 50's was fun, every spring the
track rider would post a notice at each grade crossing that the weed
control twin was coming, beware of possible danger, etc. I wasn't as
interested in the spray train as I was the motive power handling the
spray car and associated tank cars. Since these were low priority
trains, older power was used, usually a 4-4-2 or 2-6-2 whichworked
great. When they had to spray a yard and move cars to accomplish the
task, sometimes the light engine would tie into more tonnage than
they were built for causing the drivers to spin wildly. Today spray
trucks do the job taking all the fun out of the task. The last weed
spray train I seen on the Santa Fe was around 1970. Thanks Charlie
for the photo. The smell of the wed spray hung on for days.
Sometimes the spray would drift ruing someones garden plant near the
track. Today several railroads use track mounted flange oilers on
curves. Richard Kistler
Found the attached photo while looking for
other material….NALX 118 similar to the CB&Q equipment.
found in this message.
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