Re: open car loads (pipe sections with flared ends)

O Fenton Wells

The Southern shipped tons of cast iron and later ductile iron pipe from the
southeast, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina and other states were the
cast iron pipe foundries were. Alabama Pipe, Glamorgan (sp?), US Pipe were
a few of many. The pipe joints were mechanical, flanged and later a bell
joint pipe, with a forced fitting and a butyl compression ring..
Here is a cover of the Southern Railway employee magazine from the early
1960's showing mechanical joint pipe being loaded into a rebuilt gon.
Fenton Wells

On Sun, May 25, 2014 at 8:00 PM, ron.merrick@... [STMFC] <
STMFC@...> wrote:

Pipe could have been shipped in gons, or more likely, flatcars, with
suitable timber bracing.

Fittings would have been crated and shipped in boxcars, most likely.

Ron Merrick

Fenton Wells
5 Newberry Lane
Pinehurst NC 28374

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