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From: Ben Bartlett b3j2c AT yahoo DOT com
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 17:36:10 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: (erielack) Interchange with Genesee & Wyoming - EL Salt Covered Hopper
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Chuck, Pat et all

Took me awhile to locate this picture. Though taken in 1977 the "salt only loading" appears to me to original to EL. Unfortunatley the picture is not quite crisp enough to determine where it was returned to.

Ben Bartlett

--- On Tue, 8/18/09, Chuck Yungkurth wrote:

From: Chuck Yungkurth
Subject: Re: (erielack) Interchange with Genesee & Wyoming
To: "EL Mail List"
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 8:19 PM


I don't have any data to back it up but my impression always was that the G&W shipped out most of the salt on the LV. Lv had a large feelt of covered hoppers built and rebuilt for saly service.

In the fall of the year there was a vary large amount of salt on the LV / D&H trains between Sayre and Binghamton. This was raock salt being shipped to various highway departments for icy roads. There were covered hoppers borrowed from roads all over the country (like MILW, CNW, IC, etc) for this fall rush. Almost all of them were in really poor shape; just about ready to be scrapped. Salt service was very hars on cars. Being heavy almost all of it was shipped in short twin cover hoppers. I just can't recall any EL, Erei, or DL&W cars being lettered "assigned to salt service" as those were on the LV.

I think the G&W depended on the LV to supply them with cars before they started getting some themselves.

Chuck Y
Boulder CO

----- Original Message ----- From:
To: "EL Mail List"
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 2:50 PM
Subject: (erielack) Interchange with Genesee & Wyoming

> Dear List...
> Does anyone on the list have any knowledge about the EL interchange with the Genesee & Wyoming? I suppose if there was much interchange, it would have been done at Greigsville NY on the old DL&W? If so, how was it handled? Was there much of an interchange in the 1970s, or did most of the salt business go to the B&O at Caledonia? Did the EL have a class of covered hoppers used for the salt business?
> Thanks...
> -pat moore
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