Re: Car Types for a Brown & Haley Candy Factory
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Would such factories have their own power plant or would they have used the local grid? It could be a function of the age of machinery in the plant: steam v. electric?
Gary Laakso thinking of candies while working on tax forms
South of Mike Brock
Likely not a power plant for electric generation... and steam powered line shafts were history in the WWI era in most industries. But food processing needs lots of steam; for the cooking kettles, and also hot water and steam for cleaning the equipment. Not sure oil fired power boilers were all that common before the late fifties, and coal was available up there.