The book begins with a synopsis of the history of this old and huge steel plant. The follows two 2-page aerial photographs to give the reader a perspective of the size of the whole facility.
This first volume focuses on the various class 1 railroads (Reading Company and Lehigh Valley) bringing ore, limestone, and coal to Bethlehem and delivery to the plant by the Philadelphia, Bethlehem & New England Railroad.
Contents:A Brief History of Bethlehem Steel Company, pp. 3-9;Glossary of Terms, pp. 10-11;OBTAINING RAW MATERIALS:Iron Ore, pp. 12-23;Limestone, pp. 24-27;Bituminous Coal, pp. 28-47;Super-Heated Air, pg. 48;TRANSPORTING RAW MATERIALS:Coke and Limestone Transport, pp. 49-55;Ore Dumping, pp. 56-63;Ore Transport, pp. 64-71;Scrap Metal Transport, pp. 72-73;Making Iron, pp. 74-128.
Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait size, Color images with captions.
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