RailPictures.Net Photo: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Various Locomotives at Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Tom Farence
 
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Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (more..)
Various Locomotives (more..)
Milwaukee Road Milwaukee Diesel House North & South Lot (more..)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (more..)
1978
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Tom Farence (more..)
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Another down-on view from the 35th Street Viaduct looking towards downtown Milwaukee show numerous locomotives. There's been a number of comments about the sand car located next to the sand tower. These cars were re-built steam locomotive tenders that had eight compartments for the fine silica sand used on locomotives for traction. If I remember correctly these sand cars were loaded on-line and used only for company use. We spotted these cars next to the sand towers so the laborers could unload as needed. These cars had friction bearings and were highly prone to hot boxes because of the fine sand involved plus the numerous leaks from the holes in the compartments. Towards the end regular sand hoppers were used and these cars were scrapped.
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