Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Rails and Hoists for Spools of Rayon

Drew M.

American Viscose's first plant was located in Marcus Hook, PA. There is more info here:

as well as at

Drew Marshall

Modeling the pre-Depression years.

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On Jul 8, 2020, at 17:55, Kenneth Montero <va661midlo@...> wrote:

There was a large rayon factory (American Viscose Corp.) in Front Royal, Virginia, served by the Norfolk & Western Railway - which was controlled by the Pennsylvania Railroad during our time period.

Ken Montero

On 07/08/2020 4:08 PM Todd Sullivan via <sullivant41@...> wrote:

Rayon was made from cellulose fiber, and I know there were mills in the Pacific NW in NW Washington State served by the Northern Pacific and in W Va served by the Western Maryland, IIRC.  I'd be wondering if the PRR cars were for another mill, perhaps in the Northern Tier of Pa which was heavily forested.

Todd Sullivan

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