Re: Cement in bags, was RE: Malt Shipments


Schuyler is right. Most people have now clue that cement is just  an ingredient of concrete, and give a “look’ when you point that out.


1 bag of cement = 1 cubic foot of cement = 94 lbs


Atlas cement, Northampton PA produced all the cement for the Panama Canal. All that cement was shipped in cotton sacks, and those sacks were returned to Atlas to be refilled. Lehigh Valley and Lehigh and New England [hence CRRNJ]served Atlas. {BTW; the Atlas Museum is very interesting]


4.5 million cubic yards of cement were used for the canal; that is a lot of boxcars!!!


Rich Chapin


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