Re: The History of Shipping Bulk Cement


Douglas Harding
 

Jim here is the M&StL cement hopper purchase history.

1940       buy-new              10           cov hoppers                       70051 to 70069  29'-3"    140,000                 cement service                 GA

1947       buy-new              50           cov hoppers                       70101 to 70199  29'-3"    140,000                 cement service                 P-S

1955       buy-new              40           cov hoppers                       70201 to 70279  29'-3"    140,000                 cement service                 P-S

1956       buy-new              50           cov hoppers                       70301 to 70399  29'-3"    140,000                 cement service                 P-S

1957       buy-new              100         cov hoppers                       70401 to 70599  29'-3"    140,000                 cement service                 P-S

 

As you can an early purchase let to major purchase after WWII, then major purchases in the mid 50’s.

 

The M&StL served two cement plants in Mason City IA, most production going north into Minnesota. Minnesota being one of the few states with out deposits suitable for making cement.

The M&StL also served two cement plants in Des Moines IA, which served the central Iowa area.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

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