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Object in UP Cheyenne yard

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Object in UP Cheyenne yard
Posted by corsiar on Saturday, June 15, 2019 11:23 PM

Does anyone know what the black triangular object is?

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, June 15, 2019 11:51 PM

Quite possibly an environmental clean-up effort? The company I worked for had to remove and replace some ten feet of contaminated soil from about a five-acre site due to contamination. The location in your photo would possibly (likely*) be the site of locomotive oil fuel facility in steam days. The contamination may be leeching into water aquifers.

*Viewing several on-line photos of the UP roundhouse area in the 1940s and '50s indeed there is a cluster of vertical oil tanks at that location. The large coal wharf was at the concrete pad area near the rotary and the silver (baggage) tool car.

This "flyover" shows a lined retention pond at that spot [1:10] and before the pond (far left) is an excavator, a pile of earth and large plastic sheeting, a sure sign of potential "cleanup" operations.

 

Just a guess, mind you Smile Regards, Ed

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Posted by BRAKIE on Sunday, June 16, 2019 8:02 AM

It does indeed seem to be a environmental pit of some short. You can tell by the concrete banks. In the video the content in the pit seems to be grayest blue so,it could be a "dirty" water cesspool..

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Posted by mbinsewi on Sunday, June 16, 2019 11:02 AM

I'll go along with Ed and Larry, as far as a clean-up.  It could also now serve as a rain water run-off detention pond, much like what you see at just about all new developments now, industrial or residential.

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Posted by maxman on Sunday, June 16, 2019 11:24 AM

Looked like an access hole in the benchwork to me.

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Posted by BATMAN on Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:07 PM

maxman

Looked like an access hole in the benchwork to me.

 

Laugh

Even I'm not that skinny.

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Posted by SPSOT fan on Sunday, June 16, 2019 6:32 PM

BATMAN

 

 
maxman

Looked like an access hole in the benchwork to me.

 

 

 

Laugh

Even I'm not that skinny.

 

Who knows, this could be an O scale layout! You only have to be half as skinny to get through one if it's that scale!

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Posted by OT Dean on Monday, June 17, 2019 12:18 AM

maxman

Looked like an access hole in the benchwork to me.

 

This site needs a "Thumbs Up Button," so we can let someone know his post is funny without typing a lot!

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, June 17, 2019 2:08 AM

OT Dean
This site needs a "Thumbs Up Button,"

There is a group of five stars near the top-right of the page but I have no idea what their function is. Sometimes they're gold, sometimes not.

Anybody know???

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, June 17, 2019 6:36 AM

OT Dean
This site needs a "Thumbs Up Button,

There's always been this: Yes

Ed, now your seeing stars?  Confused  OK, now I know why, your post was at 2:00 am, I get it......Confused

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Posted by maxman on Monday, June 17, 2019 7:15 AM

gmpullman
There is a group of five stars near the top-right of the page but I have no idea what their function is. Sometimes they're gold, sometimes not.

It's sort of topic rating system.  If you click on the stars (1 to 5 if you will), that indicates if the topic and posts are to your liking (5), or if you think it's full of feldercarb (1).

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