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Lazy Daydreamer
Here are some images of Gulf States Steel, an 'itty-bitty' integrated steel mill formerly located in Gadsden, Alabama until it went out-of-business in 2002. Note the variety and quantity of rolling stock used.

Captions (Left-to-right):
1) Panoramic view of ore yard and blast furnace;
2) Blast furnace with 2 sets of stoves;
3) Panoramic view of coke ovens;
3) Stockpiled coke, with coke by-products processing facility in background
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Lazy Daydreamer
Additional Gulf States Steel Corp. images -

Captions (left-to-right):
1) An on-site Praxair oxygen plant, gondola appears ready for 'recycling' :D ;
2) The BOF (Basic Oxygen Furnace) building, viewed from a distance - note scrap-loaded gons;
3) Closer view of BOF, showing additive conveyors and baghouse;
4) The other side of the BOF building
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Thanks Ken for the photos and again for letting me know of your post. I have got to get back to work on my steel complex. Believe me, I will have a lot of questions.

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