Re: Equipment Instructions for freight cars

soolinehistory <destorzek@...>

--- In STMFC@..., Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:

You're making the common mistake of confusing Solvay with
Semet-Solvay. The latter made coke. They were owned by different parts
of the Solvay family, and eventually became separate divisions of
Allied Chemical.
It appears that at one time it was the Milwaukee Solvay Coke Co. I can remember seeing them push red hot coke out of the battery.

Here is more info:

The area where the plant stood is now a Superfund site :-(

Just as an aside, take a look at those Bettendorf T section trucks modified to be motor trucks on No.1 and No.3.


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