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"Sheep Dip" in Chama

December 30, 2018 09:31PM avatar
I have seen occasional references in various NGDF threads to a "sheep dip" track in the Chama "swamp". I understand about sheep getting dipped to kill off parasites, but didn't quite understand what that had to do with the railroad. (Somehow running loaded carloads of sheep though a "dip" didn't seem too practical.)eye rolling smiley

So .... I found some photos of the Chama 'sheep dip' facility on the Friends site:

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As you can see, the sheep walked single file through a trough tank, obviously not while in a stock car, but clearly close to the tracks.

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A photo showing the location. Note the coal trestle is still in existence (before the current coal tipple).


And this [related] thread is not about 'dipping' specifically, but about sheep in general on the NG.
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Rader Sidetrack December 30, 2018 09:31PM

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DakotaRed December 31, 2018 05:44PM

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Brian Norden December 31, 2018 07:41PM

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DakotaRed January 01, 2019 04:17AM

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Popeye8762 January 01, 2019 08:20AM

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