Moving Materials

Moving Materials (HM242O)

Location: Bethlehem, PA 18015 Northampton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 36.898', W 75° 22.115'

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The Hoover-Mason Trestle

The walkway you're standing on
is the Hoover-Mason Trestle, an elevated rail line built to transport raw materials to the blast furnaces. Named after the engineering firm that designed and built it, the Trestle was in use from 1907 until 1995.
Trolley Cars
Electric-powered transfer (trolley) cars delivered iron ore and limestone to the blast furnaces from a storage area about a half-mile to the east. Recently-produced coke was transported in hopper cars from the Coke Works near Hellertown, PA. Each car could carry about 150 tons of material. The cars ran back and forth along the Trestle 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fueling the constant production of iron in the blast furnaces.
The Philadelphia, Bethlehem, and New England Railroad carried molten iron from the blast furnaces to steelmaking furnaces and foundry operations and molten slag to a cooling area. Railroad cars and trucks were used to bring in materials from outside sources, move materials throughout the plant, and ship out products.
[Aerial line drawing diagram showing key locations along the Trestle]
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HM NumberHM242O
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Placed BySteelStacks
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Date Added Sunday, December 24th, 2017 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 468821 N 4496081
Decimal Degrees40.61496667, -75.36858333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 36.898', W 75° 22.115'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 36' 53.88" N, 75° 22' 6.8999999999999" W
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Area Code(s)484, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near HMT, Bethlehem PA 18015, US
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