[Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Sudan. PA

Gatwood, Elden J SAD

Mike, et al;

I am not familiar enough with how P&WV trains were blocked, or what many of them were composed of, but P&WV had some very diverse make-ups, due to the customers involved. USS Donora had a diverse portfolio of products, too. You could see gons of sheet, wire "mattress", or "wire", plus tank cars of acid (103-B) and by-product (103's). There were also western, mid-western and southern box cars in consists, on their way home with bagged ammonium sulfate for soil amendment.

But those Hersheys box cars are a mystery to me. It is beyond me why they would be down there on their way to or from Donora.

Elden Gatwood

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Sort of a remote area! Not far from Monongehela Pa. this is where the Donora Southern and United States Steel RR came off of the P&WV main, and went about 5 miles to the USS mill in Donora and also the slag dump some of which is still there right along the river. The line was up on the hill from the river and it also had two tunnels, one short and the other one maybe a half mile long, and those tunnels are still there also. That Narrow Gauge Rd. is the ROW of the DS and I have driven on it but do not know how it got that name as pretty sure the line was never narrow gauge Mike in St. Petersburg Fla