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I love this old hot rod! 43,000+ gals of Ethylene glycol!
« on: October 26, 2021, 08:30:41 PM »
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There were 70 of these cars that hauled 43,000+ gals of Ethylene glycol for DuPont! The trip was from A plant in Texas to their synthetic fiber plant in Delaware! No anti-freeze! [ Guests cannot view attachments ]

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Re: I love this old hot rod! 43,000+ gals of Ethylene glycol!
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2021, 08:59:42 AM »
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There were 70 of these cars that hauled 43,000+ gals of Ethylene glycol for DuPont! The trip was from A plant in Texas to their synthetic fiber plant in Delaware! No anti-freeze! (Attachment Link)

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful!

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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2021, 11:17:17 AM »
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Beutiful work Bobby ...

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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2021, 11:49:36 AM »
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Cool!  Do you know the routing used?  Any photos of them in route?


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Re: I love this old hot rod! 43,000+ gals of Ethylene glycol!
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2021, 12:48:41 PM »
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Where in Delaware was the plant?

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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2021, 04:47:54 PM »
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Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful!

They were on CSX through N.O LA to Waycross GA then up CSX to Delaware. I forgot the town the plant was in!
Thank you Ed! I photographed the car in Waycross and was allowed to crawl all over it! I had copies of the original plans a friend talked DuPont out of!

Regards, Bobby

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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2021, 04:51:40 PM »
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Beutiful work Bobby ...

Thanks a lot John!

Regards, Bobby

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Re: I love this old hot rod! 43,000+ gals of Ethylene glycol!
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2021, 02:47:58 PM »
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Where in Delaware was the plant?

Pretty sure it was in Seaford.
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2021, 09:19:23 AM »
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Sweet!  8)

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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2021, 09:53:15 AM »
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Pretty sure it was in Seaford.

Damn, that's really down there.

I wonder where CSX handed them over to Conrail.

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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2021, 10:28:15 AM »
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I have to wonder if it actually was Seaford. That was DuPont's nylon plant; I can't find any references indicating ethylene glycol was part of the process. EG is used to make PET (polyethylene terephthalate - clear plastic bottles), tho'. Did DuPont have a PET operation in the region?

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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2021, 11:53:41 AM »
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Sweet!  8)

I appreciate it Mark!

Regards, Bobby

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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2021, 02:31:54 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2021, 02:41:10 PM »
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I'm guessing the Delaware plant was in Wilmington.

Railgoats page has tons of great info.

http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/railwhales/index.htm

The RAIX cars served the Union Carbide plant in Prentiss AB. CN interchanged them with CP north of Red Deer, the yard was all 85lb rail! Must have been a sight!

@Bottomdrain Inspirational as always, makes me want to attempt some N scale versions.
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