Re: Equipment Instructions for freight cars (UNCLASSIFIED)


Elden is correct. I work at a steel mill and years ago received alloys and additives by rail. Those containers in gons were not liked. The bno had hoppers with colored(orange) ends for ferro manganese. Mark Morgan
PS eaf operator making stainless
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There are also many other loads that might have originated offline in those
hoppers, including ferromanganese, gravel, limestone/dolomite, coke, alloying
additives, etc. My reaction was similar when seeing hoppers of the SP and
ATSF on the PRR.

Elden Gatwood

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<jcdworkingonthenp@...> wrote:

I had posted a doc like this under "return mtys via" in the files. Looking
back at it I am surprised what I missed earlier:
Provisions for hoppers of C&O - NW - VGN - LN - IC - CEI - CBQ - MOP

I've a pix of an Erie gon racked with pulpwood in Bemidji, MN circa 1953.
I'd thought that was stretching it.

Never thought to have a VGN, C&O or LN hopper on-line in the Twin Cities -
Duluth area I intend to model. There was a steel mill in Duluth that may have
accounted for these. And yes, the date of the document is 1 day too far for
this list so I'll stop here.
Jim Dick - St. Paul
I can't see it... water transport was soooo much cheaper than rail, that's
the reason for no all rail ore movements, at least during the shipping
season, and then only when the following shipping season opened late and
stockpiles were running low.

The whole reason for locating a steel mill in Duluth was to take advantage of
the backhaul on the ore boats to haul coal. I believe you'll find the Duluth
mill had its own coal dock.


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