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Stewart "Start" Rhine

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Re: Hazard Powder Company
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2010, 03:04:38 AM »
Dave,  I look forward to seeing the photos.  It sounds like an interesting operation.  I asked Don about the works and he knows about it but never got in there.  He remembers his parents telling him about the HPC when they drove past it when he was a kid back in the 1940's. 

BTW  I wondered who your avatar was - thought maybe he was a brew master or a Duke.   

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Re: Hazard Powder Company
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2010, 03:12:18 PM »
Let's see if I can get this right. This will be Part I of Deux.




Steve Hussar will be so proud of me!
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Re: Hazard Powder Company
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2010, 03:15:42 PM »
The second part:

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Re: Hazard Powder Company
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2010, 03:38:51 PM »
Dave,
Very interesting pics.  Perhaps the wooden frame in the last picture was intended to keep heads or cargo below that height as the cart was pulled through? 
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Re: Hazard Powder Company
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2010, 01:15:31 PM »
Perhaps the wooden frame in the last picture was intended to keep heads or cargo below that height as the cart was pulled through?

It appears to be a sign, but what the message is is obscured by low contrast, halftone screen and JPEG artifacts. The few letters that are barely discernible don't fit 'Hazard Powder Company'  at all. Were there any alternative names for the facility or its different buildings?

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Re: Hazard Powder Company
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2010, 01:39:31 PM »
I can't be sure but I think it says "Narrow Gauge Rules!" Seriously, if it says anything it's probably some sort of safety warning. The company wasn't known by any other names until it was bought out by Hercules Chemical and then Dupont.
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Re: Hazard Powder Company
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2010, 02:17:13 PM »
I think it says "Danger - LoLo Bridgida" ...   Dave, Thanks for the photos interesting stuff.
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Re: Hazard Powder Company
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2010, 04:03:05 PM »
Or no smoking????

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Re: Hazard Powder Company
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2010, 01:40:20 AM »
I noticed what appears to be the same 4 wheel car the pictures 2 and 7. And the same 8 wheel car in 3 and 5. And another 4 wheel car in picture 4. That 8 wheel car almost looks like a early car converted to tramway use. Unusual design for a tramway car, at least in my opinion. Very interesting, thanks for posting the pictures.
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