Re: Photos: CCIX Tank Car 342
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The Consolidated Chemical plant in the photos was indeed taken on the FWD at a location called Hodge within the Fort Worth switching limits. Ownership passed to Stauffer Chemical, however I am not sure when the change occurred; it was Stauffer when I started with the Denver in 1973. Rhone-Polenec took over from Stauffer, eventually closing the plant. Today, nothing is left on the site. Everything was dismantled or demolished.
They shipped out mostly sulfuric acid. CCIX 342 is marked “Sulfuric Acid” above the tank test dates and is spotted at the sulfuric spots in the plant. While the acid went to various destinations, there was always one or two cars of sulfuric for Springhill, Louisiana to the paper mill there routed FWD-Dallas-L&A. Raw material inbound was potash coming to the plant off the ATSF. It came out of New Mexico somewhere. In the pictures, the shed over the track in the distance is where the potash unloaded.
Fort Worth, Texas
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of mopacfirst
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 3:17 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photos: CCIX Tank Car 342
These are interesting photos. This car has 70-ton trucks, with an 8000 gallon capacity tank, so this must be a heavy acid like sulfuric.