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Cars for Fuller's earth?

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Cars for Fuller's earth?
Posted by ncandstl576 on Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:39 PM

Does anyone know what type of cars are used for transporting fuller's earth? Specifically, I'm talking about the Floridin Company in Quincy, Florida.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:51 PM

Not sure on a time period your talking, but these cars look like a shop made kind of ore car.

https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/28644

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Posted by dehusman on Sunday, January 20, 2019 7:34 AM

Era?

Probably the answer prior to the 1950-1960's was a boxcar.  

I know that in 1956 on my line Bethlehem Steel opened a taconite mine on my line and recieved shipments of bentonite clay in 2 bay covered hoppers.  Since fuller's earth is similar, after the 1950-1960's that would be an option also.

Looking at the plant today, it appears to ship in covered hoppers.

https://www.google.com/maps/@30.601996,-84.572335,3a,75y,253.4h,90.62t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sq6ihCn0LM6TMkfK_BnZf1Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

The picture of the clay being shipped by rail was probably from the mine or pit to wherever it was processed.

Dave H. Painted side goes up. My website : wnbranch.com

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