Z Scale .. Fullthrottle FT-1061-1 Hooker Chemical Cylindrical Hoppers .. Road Numbers Set 2 SHPX 82352 and 82357 .. These are May 2018 Releases and will ship on or about 5-15-2018
After WWII, USA Railroads were increasingly called upon to haul new and unique "modern" products over long distances. In response, American Car and Foundry (ACF) designed a tank-type "Center Flow" covered hopper car. Here was a "Freight Car for the Future," ready to transport sugar, cement, sand, salt, fertilizers, many types of grains, coke, starch, feeds, chemicals and plastics!
Hooker Chemical Company, was an American concern that produced chlor-alkali products from 1903 to 1968. In 1922, Hooker bought the S.Wander & Sons company for the retail sales of lye and chlorinated lime. Hooker Chemical is best known for the chemical waste site "Love Canal," which it sold in 1953, and led to a lengthy lawsuit several decades later. The company located in Niagara Falls, NY noting the low cost electricity from the Niagara Falls power project (1895), the abundance of salt from nearby mines, and availability of water from the Niagara River. Hooker built a new chlor-alkali plant in Tacoma, WA in 1929. Additional products, including sodium sulfide, sodium sulfhydrate, sodium tetrasulfide, and aluminum chloride were produced there. Hooker Chemical Company was purchased by
Occidental Petroleum Corporation in 1968.
Updated 5-3-2018, 6-3-2018