Wagon Land Adventure : Collections
Object ID:
CT 2011-010
Object Name:
Railroad Dump Cart
This Dump Cart was used to build the rail road beds, fills and grades in the West. This Dump Cart has a wooden axle and linchpins to hold the wheels in place. It takes time to empty wagonloads of dirt or sand with shovels; wagons like this expedited the dumping process. The end gate is unlatched then a latch holding the bed down is released, the contents of the wagon were then easily dumped onto the ground.
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