locked Re: Vertagreen tank cars
The service pre-dated SCL, the tank cars were originally stenciled to return to Rockland on the ACL. Note attached photo of Sou 341 stored at the food terminal in Chattanooga, the “ACL” stencil is quite visible.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Also note the car has a full center sill, a feature of the ACF cars, the GATX cars were frameless.
The cars were rubber lined to carry phosphoric acid. The lining was a maintenance problem, particularly when men went inside the tank to clean out sludge…..using a pick and shovel….duh!
On Dec 13, 2019, at 7:50 PM, Justin May <westpointroute@...> wrote:
Here is a useful website documenting Rockland. It was an old mine from the 1920s and finally shut down in 1994. These shipments would have also been handled by SCL locally prior to 1983.
Rockland Mine was located north along State Road 630 West and east of CR555 in Ft. Meade, Florida (3225 State Road 630 West).
The mine was a property of U.S. Agri Chemical and was a Phosphoric Acid plant after playing out the phosphate deposit.
On Dec 13, 2019, at 18:21, George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...> wrote: