Re: Cars that shouldn't be in Kline & Culotta's book

boyds1949 <E27ca@...>


Jones and Laughlin had a quarry at a place called Blairton W. Va near
Martinsburg which shipped 985 cars in August of 1951. This would
have been both raw stone and lime.

Millville, W. Va (about 4 miles up the Shenandoah River from Harpers
Ferry) had three plants, US Steel, Jones and Laughlin and Standard
Lime and Stone which together, shipped 3228 cars in August, 1951. US
Steel was all Dolomite stone, Jones and Laughlin was both processed
and stone. Standard was all processed in one way or another, mostly
to produce products for the steel industry.

There were several smaller plants west (south) of Winchester which
together produced about 600 loads in August, 1951. This was both
lime and limestone.

I don't think there were any traffic patterns which would have put
B&O cars to far from home rails.

John King

--- In, "Garth G. Groff" <ggg9y@...> wrote:


Where were the limestone quarries in the Shenandoah Valley? And
time frame. There's lots of limestone there, but I can't think of
large quarrying operations served by the B&O or its connections.

Kind regards,

Garth G. Groff

boyds1949 wrote:
Yes. B&O moved a large amount of limestone and dolomite to the
Valley from eastern West Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley of
Virginia. Blast Furnace and Open Hearth flux moved in open
Lime and processed dolomite moved in covered hoppers and

John King

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