Re: calcium carbide containers (was NC&StL gondolas)
SP had some calcium carbide container cars. The containerstoggle quoted message Show quoted text
were cylindrical, and closed. I don't know if the stuff was
powdered, or in a slurry form. Anyone know?
I do know that the NC&StL went to Gadsen, AL which was the sight of a large steel works. I think it was called Republic Steel. Anyway, I think the container gons hauled calcium carbide which one its uses was to de-sulfur pig iron, cast steel, and steel.