Re: Shipping Bulk Cement - not on the RR?


Here is a Lehigh Valley gondola, modified to carry bulk cement cannisters.
They were loaded and unloaded using compressed air.
They generally ran from eastern Pennsylvania to the Hudson River, where loaded cannisters were put onto barges for delivery to various locations around NY City.
From the barges, cannisters were taken by truck to construction sites (like NY World Trade Center when it was being built) and where the final mixing for concrete was done.
Empty cannisters went back by barge to the LV, for a return trip to be refilled.
The NY Central and the D&H also carried bulk cement cannisters this way.

Ed Bommer

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