Chester MA... what's with all the old shoe heels??

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Chester MA... what's with all the old shoe heels??

Post by NellsChoo » Mon May 23, 2016 12:57 pm

OK, I've been wanting an answer to this for years:

What's with all the old rubber heels laying along the tracks at Chester MA???

Was there once a derailment that dumped them? Was there once a show store that blew up?? Heel factory in the area???

Am I the only one who has ever noticed them?

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Re: Chester MA... what's with all the old shoe heels??

Post by NellsChoo » Wed May 25, 2016 3:36 pm

Looks like another question I will never get an answer to...

It would be interesting if they came from a derailment many moons ago!
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Re: Chester MA... what's with all the old shoe heels??

Post by NellsChoo » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:34 pm

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Re: Chester MA... what's with all the old shoe heels??

Post by Ridgefielder » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:54 pm

"Workmen dug a drainage trench to rid the area of the various chemicals."

Not something I think you'd read today! :-D

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Re: Chester MA... what's with all the old shoe heels??

Post by NellsChoo » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:09 am

So far trying to find info on B&A customers has been impossible, but I'd say the location and year of this particular derailment makes sense.
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Re: Chester MA... what's with all the old shoe heels??

Post by ExCon90 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:03 pm

Ridgefielder wrote:"Workmen dug a drainage trench to rid the area of the various chemicals."

Not something I think you'd read today! :-D
...and no mention of protective gear, either--no space suits then.

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Re: Chester MA... what's with all the old shoe heels??

Post by BandA » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:16 am

They were using steam trains in 1964 for work trains? I guess that makes sense.

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Re: Chester MA... what's with all the old shoe heels??

Post by jwhite07 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:28 am

Perhaps an overzealous editor "corrected" steam crane?

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Re: Chester MA... what's with all the old shoe heels??

Post by ExCon90 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:29 pm

If it was a telephone interview the reporter may simply have misheard, and his railroad knowledge may not have prompted him that "steam trains" made no sense.

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Re: Chester MA... what's with all the old shoe heels??

Post by Leo Sullivan » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:26 pm

It took me a long time to find the pictures but, here is a more likely wreck.
This one was back in 1907 when heels were a more likely cargo.
Also, the cars seem to have shed their contents more thoroughly.
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Re: Chester MA... what's with all the old shoe heels??

Post by hh660 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:00 pm

I think the derailment theory is a step in the right direction...I mean, if the shoe fits, no...
I'm sorry, it's Friday, and I'm tired. I apologize for wasting your time and all these electrons. I feel like such a...a... heel...

S

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Re: Chester MA... what's with all the old shoe heels??

Post by arthur d. » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:33 pm

hh660 wrote:I think the derailment theory is a step in the right direction...I mean, if the shoe fits, no...
I'm sorry, it's Friday, and I'm tired. I apologize for wasting your time and all these electrons. I feel like such a...a... heel...

S
Better watch your step....

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Re: Chester MA... what's with all the old shoe heels??

Post by hh660 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:47 pm

Sorry, you're right. If I keep it up, they''ll boot me off the forum.
(sincere apologizes to Ms NellsChoo )
S

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Re: Chester MA... what's with all the old shoe heels??

Post by arthur d. » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:39 pm

Best course, tread lightly.

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Re: Chester MA... what's with all the old shoe heels??

Post by Rbts Stn » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:01 am

Who knew this board had so much sole?

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