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

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Malcolm Laughlin 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 ?
Limestone is fine in open-top cars. Lime tends to absorb water happily, so covered hoppers would certainly be preferred. Of course, being used in smaller amounts, pallets of 100-pound bags are possible too. (When charging such things, usually you throw in the pallet, paper bags, strapping, and everything.)

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