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Wed Jan 25 11:21:55 EST 2017
Thanks for asking this question, Glenn (and Larry for the response), along with the fireproofing backstory .
I'd been wondering the reverse; when and why asbestos shingles were applied to Circleville's tower (other than being the fashion of the day). The 1942 fireproofing document in the archives didn't note *what* was done, so I could only presume the two were related.
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On Jan 22, 2017, at 10:12 AM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
One thing that stands out wash the application of asbestos shingles over the siding
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Subject: Fireproofing Interlockings
In 1942 the N&W began the process of fireproofing its wooden interlockings (towers and other structures containing an interlocking machine) in the possibility of an enemy attack. Just what was involved in this “fireproofing?” Was there are fire-resistant paint to be applied? What else? I could not find a reference to the actual process involved. Thanks!
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