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Thanks Tony. One does learn something new every day. Was the C&H sugar locally grown (beet sugar), or did it arrive from warmer climes by boat (cane)?
As I qualified, "my understanding is...". I think it would take quite a bit of digging to unravel how much sucrose was transported nationally in syrup vs granular form, and it might very well be era-dependent.
Fortunately, the chemical side of it is comparatively clear.
On Sunday, July 2, 2017 6:30 PM, "Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC]" wrote:
Dave Parker wrote:
This last statement would have come as quite a surprise to both Southern Pacific, which modified a couple of hundred tank cars for "liquid sugar" service (meaning concentrated sucrose) and to C & H Sugar, which shipped it that way from Crockett for decades. C&H of course produced cane sugar. Those were the familiar SP tank cars with the diamond "S" on the dome.
A former employee told me the "liquid sugar" was fairly thick, or as he said, "goopy." I know nothing beyond that as to the state of that product.
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