Safetee wrote: ↑Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:16 pm
most of that kaolin used for coating papers for the mills in new england used to come from Georgia in tank cars . . .
Yep, in the late '90s and early 2000s I saw these almost every day on either EDPO or SEPO:
Athearn (the model train people) have this to say about kaolin:
"Kaolin, a fine white clay, is produced by the natural chemical weathering of aluminum silicate minerals such as feldspar. Mined in the southeast United States (primarily Georgia and Florida), kaolin is used in the manufacture of ceramics, bricks, light bulbs, cosmetics, medicines and food additives. The largest use is in the manufacturing of paper, especially in creating glossy paper. Kaolin is shipped both as a dry powder in covered hoppers and in tank cars with water as a slurry. In the slurry form the weight of water requires the tank cars be smaller capacity compared to other liquids such as ethanol and LPG. Identical tank cars are also used to haul calcium carbonate slurry, used in the making of lime and cement."
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