Friday, April 27, 2007

Pollock Hot Metal Bottle Car


This series is for all of you who like to look at old, rusted-out, industrial stuff. I spotted this steel mill hot metal bottle car in the back of the new Steelyard Commons shopping center. Apparently the bottle car is part of a steel mill exhibit at the commons. There weren't any signs or labels that mention what it is and what it is doing here.

The bottle car sits on track with the steel mill in the background. It's a big, hulking mass of steel and was used to move molten iron through the plant.

This is what's left of the manufacturer's logo on the side of the ladle. It shows plenty of wear and tear from years of labor in the mill.

A nice rusty image of a steel train wheel.

Not sure what this is but it's full of gunk. Don't you just want to take a putty knife to this?

A gunky device with the "Cleveland" name protruding. Doesn't this say it all about our past? Industrial, tough, hard-working but aging.

A closeup of the brakes.

Another closeup of the springs.

Fluid components looking like they've seen better, and cleaner, days.

Check it out at Steelyard Commons but leave your scrapper or putty knife at home.

Copyright 2007 James D. Fisher
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At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

great pictures!! looking for more of old industrial Cleveland


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