Re: Gondolas with scrap loads

Nelson Moyer <ku0a@...>

Scrap gons also went from big city salvage yards to small towns with big
steel plants, e.g. Nucor in Norfolk, NE.

Nelson Moyer

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Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2012 11:57 PM
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Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Gondolas with scrap loads

Why would scrap go to a "large city or town"? Steel scrap is really only
used by steel mills. So I would think it would frequently travel a long
distance. Some is even shipped overseas.

Jim Gates

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Subject: [STMFC] Re: Gondolas with scrap loads

Depends on the railroad Jim. My railraod didn't own any gons they'd want
used to haul scrap, so they'd 'barrow' other roads cars.
Clark Propst

--- In STMFC@... <> , "Jim"
<jimbetz@...> wrote:


My instincts tell me that a gondola with a scrap metal load was
not highly likely to be moved long distances. That they were - most
of the time/usually - routed to a local facility that was probably
in a relatively nearby 'large city/town'.
And I'm guessing that they would be more likely to be found on or
near their home road.

Do I have this right?
- Jim

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