Re: coke

Mont Switzer <mhts_switzerm@...>

Bill and all,
I'm sure Bill is referring to Citizens Coke and Gas Utility in Indianapolis.  It was shut down over a year ago and is being dismantled as we speak.
CC&G coke was a good source of car loadings for the Monon and NKP in our era.  They also shipped tar and molten sulfur, both by products of the coke making process. I was surprised to learn that a lot of the traffic on the Monon went to smaller mills and foundaries all over the midwest. 
I had incorrectly assumed that the loads always went to the large mills in the Calumet Region.
Mont Switzer

--- On Fri, 2/27/09, william darnaby <WDarnaby@...> wrote:

From: william darnaby <WDarnaby@...>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] coke
To: STMFC@...
Date: Friday, February 27, 2009, 10:30 AM

Indianapolis still has a coke gas production facility. Both the NKP and
Monon had specialty cars assigned to carry the coke, primarily to steel
mills. It now goes by truck.

Bill Darnaby

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