Don’t know much about sugar or soda pop, one is sweet and the other is good.
In the 1950s the Milwaukee served the Penick & Ford Plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with boxcars of corn in, starch and sweeteners out.
The plant ran 24x7. Every shift the switcher made a trip to the yard with cars going out and incoming cars. The tank car tracks were always full.
Maybe someone knows who used this sweetener and the type of tank cars used.