Re: Hercules 8000g Type 21 Tanks

Larry Jackman <Ljack70117@...>

Nitro is a little pill you take when you have heart problems.
Thank you
Larry Jackman
Boca Raton FL 33434
I was born with nothing and
I have most of it left.

On Feb 28, 2008, at 12:59 PM, Anthony Thompson wrote:

John Carty wrote:
You are correct, no sane person would ship nitroglycerin by tank car.
The components (nitro and glycerin) would ship that way, as both are
essentially inert.
Don't know what "nitro" is, but you can make the explosive by
reacting nitric acid with glycerin. I don't know if that's the
commercial process.

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