The uses for coal tar aretruly vast. Waterproofing products of all kinds, wood
preservatives, medications, and more. I found one current company that was
importing coal tar in the millions of gallons.
I have always been facinated by industrial processes, in addition to railroads.
--- cshope@... wrote:
I do believe there was once large scale use of Coal Tar Pitch as built-up
roofing bitumen. Both heated Coal Tar Pitch and/or Asphalt are used as the
hot black bitumen that is mopped with roofing felts to form a "low slope
built-up roof" (however they are never to be mixed on the same roof
application). I am just hazarding a guess, but the coal tar could be out
bound loads going to a roofing system manufacturer such as Koppers,
Johns-Manville or others. Roofing is certainly not as noble as chemical
feed stock for drugs and such, but there is certainly a whole neck of lot of
roofs out there that had coal tar pitch built-up roofs on them from the
1890's to the present.
Charles D. Shope
cshope@archplus. <mailto:cshope%40archplus.com> com
aka Bleu Bayou Eagle
Modeling North Little Rock - October, 1953
From: cj riley [mailto:cjriley42@...]
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2006 2:42 PM
Subject: [STMFC] J&L tank cars.
I have done some further research on coal tar, but not yet enough to be
would have believed that Koppers (another Pgh business) would have used the
coal tar in their wood preservative business (creosote) but I found they had
their own coke plant in Monesson.
Since th Kanawha serves WVA's "Chemical Valley" I have been hoping for a
justification. I'll keep looking.
BTW, I opened my Champ decal set and it was silver for a black car.
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