Re: sewer pipes

Paul <buygone@...>


Gladding McBean also had a plant in Los Angeles adjacent to the SP Main line
as it left the Glendale Station. It's long gone now and they did make red
clay there also.

Paul C. Koehler


From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
Garth G. Groff
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 12:10 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] sewer pipes


One clay pipe manufacturer is Gladding McBean in Lincoln, California.
They make some hunking big pipe sections of some sort from clay which is
mined very close to the plant. Curiously, there doesn't seem to be, or
to have ever been, a rail connection from the SP's Shasta Line into the
plant. I've been past it many times since the late 1950s, and can't
remember even bumping over disconnected rails in the pavement. Maybe it
was so many, many years ago.

Kind regards,

Garth G. Groff

cj riley wrote:
clay pipe (and tile) were typically made where brick was a common
sometimes by the same plant. these days, I'm sure consolodation has
most of the plants.

CJ Riley


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