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May 28th- Back Up and Running....

posted May 31, 2015, 3:35 PM by Sue Line RailRoad   [ updated May 31, 2015, 4:06 PM ]
Thanks to a speedy response by Dick and Karen Bronson at R-R CirKits, the Sue Line crew was back up and running.

We will now head south from Maryville to Lake Hamilton- home of Coro-Gator Box company and the Vordenbaum Plant of Lake Hamilton Paper Company.

The Vordenbaum Plant of the Lake Hamilton Paper Company is named for a dear friend and fantastic modeler Malcolm Vordenbaum, who with his wife Ferne lived in Wichita Falls, Texas. Malcolm was a Texas A&M Aggie and the building is in maroon and gray and is the home of "Aggieland Paper Products.
Malcolm was a gentle man and is dearly missed.

In Maryville, there is a two track interchange between the Sue Line
and the Lake Hamilton Paper Company (below).

The two railroads are connected by an ancient tressel (below).

The tressel prevents any large locomotives from entering Lake Hamilton.

Here we see two views of the Coro-Gator Box Company.
The front track is for inbound paper products (spots 1 and 2).
The back track is for outbound coro-gater paper products (spots 3, 4, 5, and 6).
There is also a track behind the building for cars being held for loading (spots 7 and 8).

Paper products also leave Coro-Gator Box Company by truck utilizing the
Lake Hamilton Shipping Company.

Raw products for the Vordenbaum Plant of the Lake Hamilton Paper Company arrive
as pulp wood (above).

And as wood chips (above).

The south end of the Lake Hamilton Paper Company is
primarily for chemicals-
here we see the fuel oil track.

Here we see the power plant (above, right) and
part of the chemical complex.

Another view of the chemical complex shows the piping for unloading Chlorine- side of gray building,
the green tanks for lime, and the white tank for Hydroxide (all above, back track).
Also there are spots for unloading Saltcake and Chlorate (both above, front track- black tank car).

An overview of the Lake Hamilton Paper Company.
The long building (above, right) is the roller building-
where the pulp has the water removed and made into paper products.
The last spot on the back track is for Clay.
The last spot on the front track is for Starch.
A small (two track) holding yard is also seen (above, middle).