Erie did go into Youngstown... as well as the PLE... they serviced
Republic Steel, Carnige and its subsidiaries, and YST.. as well as
some of the other smaller mills in YO... Other railroads were the B&O,
Penn, NYC and short lines...
born and bred YO'er
--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Gatwood, Elden J SAD "
industry asndDoes anyone know all of the steel producing mills in the steam era?Pittsburgh, Gary, Birmingham, Bethlehem PA, Cleveland, Buffalo ......
others on this subject. There were so many steel-makers you wouldn'tmuch info
to list it all.how muchFrom this list I learned that a P&LE customer shipped cast sewer pipesall around the country - I guess there weren't many manufacturers of
someone was willing to sell you "X" when you asked. Pricesfluctuated daily,
so one week you might get pipe from J&L via the P&LE and next weekfrom USS
Gary via EJ&E.least oneWhich companies made unique products that would bring gons from a farinto other regions of the country?
that paid their bills. Each USS facility made something that the othersdifferent kinds
of steel, used in thousands of applications. Makers would vary themade from
it, could also vary from week to week.to theFor example was any steel shipped from Birmingham into the New Yorkarea? How about from Gary? There were plenty of mills much closer.
mills that were closer. I remember a guy from Levinson Steel (afabricator)
telling me that the reason they had gons of structural shapes fromBethlehem
(PB&NE 65' gons) was that they got it cheaper than from USS, who was