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Date: 10/19/16 15:50
R. H. Bogle Company Weed Control Train - On the EL
Author: refarkas

The R. H. Bogle Company weed control train is on the EL at Voris Street in Akron, Ohio in early 1972.
Image one: The train.
Image two: RHBX 305 is the control car for the weed control train.
Bob

 






Date: 10/19/16 17:24
Re: R. H. Bogle Company Weed Control Train - On the EL
Author: EL3600

I wonder what herbicide was used?



Date: 10/19/16 19:51
Re: R. H. Bogle Company Weed Control Train - On the EL
Author: garr

With the ribbed sides, is that a former Milwaukee Road passenger car?

Jay



Date: 10/19/16 20:09
Re: R. H. Bogle Company Weed Control Train - On the EL
Author: wabash2800

I was wodering the same thing, but have seen similar construction in foreign countries.

​Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com

garr Wrote:
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> With the ribbed sides, is that a former Milwaukee
> Road passenger car?
>
> Jay



Date: 10/19/16 20:44
Re: R. H. Bogle Company Weed Control Train - On the EL
Author: elu34ch

Great shot. There was a thread about weed control not long ago. In one of the EL books several pictures show the operation using a deck gun with no haz protection.



Date: 10/20/16 05:36
Re: R. H. Bogle Company Weed Control Train - On the EL
Author: train1275

EL must have had an on-going contract with Bogle as on August 5, 1973 this very unit was in Upstate NY on the Richfield Springs Branch as lensed by railfan Charles Ballard at the Route 20 crossing (Gano's) just outside of Richfield Springs shoved by GP-7 #1404.

I remember these units as a kid in the 60's and also recall the manual brush gangs that worked through cutting brush from fence line to fence line.

 




Date: 10/20/16 06:48
Re: R. H. Bogle Company Weed Control Train - On the EL
Author: march_hare

EL3600 Wrote:
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> I wonder what herbicide was used?

In that era, almost certainly 2,4-D.  (Better known as Agent Orange, from its military use in Vietnam, where it was being very heavily used at the time)



Date: 10/20/16 10:30
Re: R. H. Bogle Company Weed Control Train - On the EL
Author: train1275

 Lots of nasty 'stuff' back then such as Sodium Chlorate, Sodiium Metaborate at 300Lbs. / acre.....



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