Passenger car liquid waste disposal

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Re: Passenger car liquid waste disposal

Postby alchemist » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:29 pm

Anybody besides the Alchemist remember getting a frost-bitten backside from sitting on a dry hopper in the dead of winter? Those flapper valves NEVER closed tight! :wink:
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Re: Passenger car liquid waste disposal

Postby Passenger » Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:07 pm

ExCon90 wrote:
Passenger wrote:I am vaguely recalling that some trains had holding tanks for a while before they all did.

Metroliner perhaps?

Metroliners certainly had some kind of chemical toilets right from the beginning (1968); I don't remember now when the law was passed covering all equipment.


That would be it then.

Southern Railroad overnight from Penn Station to Asheville by Pullman that year (and others too I assume) still dumped right on the tracks.
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Re: Passenger car liquid waste disposal

Postby CMurphy » Mon May 02, 2016 7:28 pm

I rode one of the last Crescent runs in '78 (ended up getting drunk with an editor from Time magazine, who put my name in the article- which didn't sit well with RR unemployment, but that's a story for another time!). I remember thinking, I'm damn glad the divisions of the D&H I work on don't have passenger trains!
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