Thanks for the info everyone!
I take it that the screw conveyor could be underground? There is
nothing in the photo which would indicate an above ground conveyor
from trackside to the mixer.
--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Jerry Dziedzic" <jerdz@...> wrote:
orProducts in Hampton, Iowa. Some Sundays I'd help him put in a
thewas immediately adjacent to the connection between the M&StL and
concreteCGW on the north edge of Hampton. Their "silo" for storing
businesswas the covered hopper car.I'm much more comfortable with the cement mill side of the
than ready mix. But I agree with Gene. The silos seen in manyready
mix plants stored aggregate (typically, gravel) and sand. Thecement
was unloaded through the bottom outlet gates of the car, usuallyscrew
conveyor would be sufficient to move the cement from the bin tothe
mixer to be blended with other ingredients: for concrete,aggregate and
sand; for "cement", as to lay up brick or concrete block, withsand.