Re: Limestone for the Steel Industry (was. . . Kline & Culotta's book)

boyds1949 <E27ca@...>


On the B&O, the blast furnice and open hearth flux was carried in open
top hoppers. Limestone was more dense than coal so most open hoppers
designed for coal could not be filled to full visable capacity.

John King

--- In, Malcolm Laughlin <mlaughlinnyc@...> wrote:

Lime or limestone for blast furnaces. We're looking at taking some
of that Shenadoah Valley product originating on our Waynesboro Branch
going to Hurlin Steel at Charleston, WV. Was it hauled in covered
hoppers or open top cars ?

Malcolm Laughlin, Editor 617-489-4383
New England Rail Shipper Directories
19 Holden Road, Belmont, MA 02478

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