--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "rockroll50401" <cepropst@...> wrote:
Clark, the Ahnapee & Western Railway that I model had an evaporated milk plant on its line at Sturgeon Bay, Wisc, which received coal in carloads for a steam/light plant. Using the waybill records that I have, the plant received a twin hopper of coal every third day, or so (about 2 cars/week). This plant was steam sterilizing cans, homoginizing milk, as well as powering the plants lights, so you would have to take that into account. Their output was about 3 cars of canned evaporated milk per day...5 days per week.
The coal was put on the ground in piles by small wheeled under-car conveyor, then moved by that same conveyor into trucks for a 300' move to the boilerhouse.
South Bend, IN