Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

Printing ink shipped in tank cars during the 70's and 80's?

2142 views
39 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    October, 2001
  • From: OH
  • 15,608 posts
Posted by BRAKIE on Friday, April 21, 2017 8:06 AM

pajrr

Obviously csxns is pissed because they didn't consult with HIM first.

 

NJT couldn't wait to removed that switch a move no short line or regional  would do.

So,I think the problem was indeed starvation from poor service..

Larry

SSRy

Conductor

  • Member since
    September, 2002
  • From: North Carolina
  • 1,408 posts
Posted by csxns on Friday, April 21, 2017 4:02 PM

pajrr
Obviously csxns is pissed because they didn't consult with HIM first.

110% true.

Russell

  • Member since
    September, 2004
  • From: Buffalo
  • 26 posts
Posted by trainmasterg on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:45 PM

thanks for the replies everyone, great topic and discussion!

  • Member since
    August, 2003
  • From: Collinwood, Ohio, USA
  • 4,201 posts
Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:19 AM

While searching for another subject I came across this photo:

It is entirely possible that the car shown was used for components of ink and not the finished product.

Have Fun,

Ed

  • Member since
    October, 2001
  • From: OH
  • 15,608 posts
Posted by BRAKIE on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:23 PM

gmpullman
It is entirely possible that the car shown was used for components of ink and not the finished product. Have Fun, Ed

Ed,This may help and goes with the tank car.

http://www.huber.com/about-us/our-history-t1/

 

I'm still satisfied that Central Ink receives raw ink for processing into specialized inks.

I'm sadden that such industries has never been covered in books but,all the books I read or more likely thumb through covered the run of the mill  industries we already model and ended there.

That's why I think modelers is having a rough time with the various rail served industries and the loads they receive.

Larry

SSRy

Conductor

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: California
  • 3,791 posts
Posted by DSchmitt on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 2:17 PM

I tried to sell my two cents worth, but no one would give me a plug nickel for it.

I don't have a leg to stand on.

  • Member since
    May, 2010
  • 1,656 posts
Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 2:21 PM

Wouldn't that be something, never ending, and always updated info source on industries that use, or have used rail service.  The big industries we all know about, it's pretty obvious, and we do our best to compress the various rail served segments of a huge industry.

The smaller and more obscure industries, you almost have to stumble apon while researching some thing else.  Such as a place, right here in my small town, there was a glass recycler.  He shipped out the crushed glass in open hoppers.  Maybe 2 a week.  Nothing big, by any means.  When the huge trash collection companies offered recycling along with the weekly trash,  either by garbage can or a dumpster, he lost a lot of his source.  But, in a data base for such industries, you would be able to find his operation, the years it operated, and what rail cars it used, in and outbound.

Quite a fantasy I have going here, hey? that such a data base could excist?  What a monumental research effert it would take to even begin!

I also think that the map programs we all use, Google Earth, Bing, etc., etc., all make a huge difference in reseaching a particular railroad, even your own model rail road, as you sorta have an idea of the area your modeling, and some hours in front of a screen will give you a good idea what industies there are, but, thats only good for today.  Not for the past, such as the 30's, 40's, and 50's, which is the era that so many modelers do.  Now you have to go deeper, into the past, to find what your looking for, and look for historical maps and charts.

I also learned that watching videos, in which Central Ink surfaced, is another great source, as long as you look for videos such as this one, that show daily operations.

To me the researching is a huge part of the fun.  I love history.  That's why when a thread shows up in here about a long gone and obscure railroad, I can't help but jump in, and check it out!

OK, I'm done.  Laugh  Now I'll post it and see how typos I need to fix!

Mike.

  • Member since
    October, 2001
  • From: OH
  • 15,608 posts
Posted by BRAKIE on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 2:33 PM

DSchmitt
Central Ink Corportation Plant Tour

 

Yeah,each tank car holds 180,000 pounds..That's 90 tons!

Good stuff!

Larry

SSRy

Conductor

  • Member since
    October, 2001
  • From: OH
  • 15,608 posts
Posted by BRAKIE on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:06 PM

mbinsewi
The smaller and more obscure industries, you almost have to stumble apon while researching some thing else. Such as a place, right here in my small town, there was a glass recycler. He shipped out the crushed glass in open hoppers. Maybe 2 a week. Nothing big, by any means.

And those little jewels is easy to model and don't require much room. Another little jewel is a creosote plant that treats utility poles.In raw poles out treated utility poles and yes these creosote coating industries still ship and receive by rail..

There was a small plastic company that made plastic bottle caps and it received 2-3 cars of pellets a month. I thought it was funny how a plastic pellet covered hopper almost dwarf the building.The pellets was unloaded into storage silos. The caps was shipped by truck in plasic lined gaylords.

I found this small operation while replying to a help wanted ad for a forklift operator. Being 49 at the time I guess I was to old.

Larry

SSRy

Conductor

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: California
  • 3,791 posts
Posted by DSchmitt on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:29 PM

The Manufacture of Ink  1892

https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=RatIAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&hl=en&pg=GBS.PR1

Probably more tha you ever wanted to know. 

I tried to sell my two cents worth, but no one would give me a plug nickel for it.

I don't have a leg to stand on.

Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!
Popular on ModelRailroader.com
Model Railroader Newsletter See all
Sign up for our FREE e-newsletter and get model railroad news in your inbox!
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Search the Community

ADVERTISEMENT
Find us on Facebook