Re: Bethlehem Steel


David
 

--- In STMFC@..., Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Did Bethlehem steel have a car building subsidiary? Did other steel
manufacturers?
As mentioned earlier, Bethlehem's main freight car facility was the Cambria plant in Johnstown, PA. Corporate simplification in the early 1920s brought about the dba change from Cambria to Bethlehem, after a brief stint as Midvale in the Spring of 1923.

There were other occasional examples, such as TC&I in the 1920s, ASF right around 1900, and IIRC one of the Canadian builders was affiliated with a steel company. In general though, the steel companies didn't want to directly involve themselves in the feast-or-famine carbuilding business.

David Thompson

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