Re: Gondolas with scrap loads

Mike Fleming

That is not necessarily true. in NE Ohio, the Ohio Central hauls scrap from a scrap yard about 1/4 mile to the mill, but that is definitely the exception to the rule. I read that in a discussion on another group a couple years ago about the shortest haul for regular shipments.

Mike Fleming
Superintendent, Bluff City Div. SER, NMRA
President Emeritus, Memphis Society of Model Railroaders
Vice President, Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum Model Railroad Club, a 100% NMRA Member Club

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Jim Gates <jim.gates@...>
To: "STMFC@..." <STMFC@...>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Gondolas with scrap loads
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 21:56:55 -0800 (PST)

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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To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, February 2, 2012 10:50 PM
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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