What's being scrapped?

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Re: What's being scrapped?

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:05 am

the M-3's do not have asbestos .
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Re: What's being scrapped?

Postby BuddR32 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:50 am

DutchRailnut wrote:the M-3's do not have asbestos .


This was my understanding as well. I was told that is wrong, and that the adhesive used in the flooring is asbestos based mastic.

Whenever they did floor repairs the cars had to go to the 'dirty area' for asbestos handling.

I wouldn't be surprised if this is simply based off the fact that the M1 cars had asbestos flooring, so the M3 cars do too.
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Re: What's being scrapped?

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:11 am

flor tiles are not considered hazmat , as removal is done with either heat or scrapper or both.
yes it does become a hazmat if you grind or sand the matter and it gets airborne.

The locomotives might be higher concern especially if they have older steam train lines or asbestos wrap on hot lines from engine.

The M-1's has lots of asbestos in propulsion group the flame arrestors on contactors and some asbestos wiring near grid resistors.
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