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Date: 01/10/21 08:45
Author: cn6218

Photographed at Bedford Quarry (near Halifax, NS) on June 3, 2007.  I don't recall if it actually left the loading area like this.


Date: 01/10/21 10:53
Re: Overloaded?
Author: PHall

It looks like the truck springs are totally compressed.

Date: 01/10/21 13:53
Re: Overloaded?
Author: feclark

If you consider the angle of repose of dry, unconsolidated material, which is around 30-35 degrees depending on the material, and extrapolate the visible part of the load, maybe it meets the car sides at the white line?

Date: 01/10/21 14:55
Re: Overloaded?
Author: cn6218

PHall Wrote:
> It looks like the truck springs are totally
> compressed.

It's hard to tell in the photo because the trucks are so shaded, but when I deliberately over-exposed the original RAW file, there's no question:

Date: 01/12/21 10:28
Re: Overloaded?
Author: tomstp

And, look at the thin wheel rims.  Should not have been left loaded like it was.

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