Chicago Aurora & Elgin Railroad Pullman 410, 404, and others, being scrapped at Wheaton, Illinois on May 17, 1963, photo by Chuck Zeiler.
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Sad view but at least we know the disposition. Did they first burn it before scrapping the metal in it?
8/7/2013 8:06:52 PM
Yes, the interior was doused with an accelerant (presumably, gasoline), the car set on fire, burning off everything that wasn't steel, then after it cooled down, the car was cut up. There wasn't much left after this technique was used on the wood cars. You couldn't get away with that process today.
8/7/2013 8:49:17 PM
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