Originally Posted by Iron Horseman
I too expect a steel mill to be my main industry. The Minnequa CF&I plant in Pueblo Colorado specifically. I also have no illusions of doing anything in true scale as it would consume my entire layout space 90x60, but reduce each function to a track or two. I believe the real CF&I had 4 blast furnace towers so if I could get one in and just have a background with the others in the back ground would work. As a child I remember watching the carts of ore going up the "ramp" on the side and dumping the ore in. I want to animate that on my layout.
From the Bessemer Historical Society archives:
What was there versus what is still there depends on the era you are modelling. CF&I still has electric arc furnaces for re-melting scrap. I believe it is now owned by a RUSSIAN outfit!
You can check with Wikipedia for history. Because of the presence of asbestos in many of the older buildings, they have not been torn down.