Not steam era but to show the sue of hopper cars.....
The bottle producing plant next to the Coors brewery in Golden CO
gets about 6 hopper cars of "cullet" a week. Don't know where it
comes from but it is shipped in NS conventional open top coal hoppers.
Cullet was also shipped from Oneonta in specal service fishbelly twin
hoppers painted blue.
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Popular Science sometime in the early 1950s depicting a culletplant, in California
I believe, showing how the stuff was crushed, metals removed, andthen the
glass was washed and tumbled to remove sharp edges, picked over byhand to remove
any foreign objects the magnets had missed, and finally loaded intohopper
cars or trucks.cullet
was melted in the furnaces, much as carbon and trace additives areremoved when
scrap iron and steel are melted...the additives unite with thelimestone to
form slag, which is removed, thus leaving pure iron.