Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] EJ&E diagonal plate loader
Gatwood, Elden J SAD
Large sheets were produced for ship and submarine use, as 2 examples.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ray Hutchison
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:11 PM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] EJ&E diagonal plate loader
This is very interesting. My mother's family is from Joliet, and her brother had a large setup in the basement (back in the old Silver Streak days). I have been accumulating EJ&E freight for a new yard area on layout. I can see how to
model the gondola (interesting project but not so difficult?) but I am wondering about the sheets... obviously from the mills in South Chicago/Indiana once the Joliet mill shut down... but what were they for?