Re: Steel Billets

Tim O'Connor <timoconnor@...>

Dave Nelson wrote

Per my J&L catalog, a 5" square of steel weighs 85 lbs/running foot. You
should be able to calculate a carload from that.
That would be 29 pieces, 40 feet long, for a 98,600 pound steam era load.

Were there standard lengths for billets, as for rail. Or were they sized
to order? (Obviously this would be before continuous casting mills.)

Timothy O'Connor <>
Marlborough, Massachusetts

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