ACIPCo's Steel Mill
HOT METAL "Dinkey" Railway
Photo Gallery

American Industrial Mining Co.
Preserving Our Mining and Industrial Heritage
Non-profit preservation, restorations and education
  1. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    The 3 foot gauge railway operates throughout the mill. Here awaits a Mancha Storage Battery Locomotive for its next assignment.
  2. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
  3. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    The 3 foot gauge tracks serve many of the production buildings.
  4. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    A Greensburg Storage Battery Locomotive with a pre heat ladle car
  5. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    The rear of the Mancha Model Standard AX
  6. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    A unique operator's cab
  7. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Pouring Hot Metal from a monorail crane system.
  8. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    2 words HOT METAL
  9. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Industrial railways at its finest. Any guesses ?
  10. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    To make it even more unique the Greensburg Storage Battery Locomotive had a Detroit Diesel engine retrofit.
  11. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    This is a very interesting portion of the mill. A dual gauge operation. The cars are standard gauge but the locomotives are 36 inch ga.
  12. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Dual gauge to the pipe yard transfer area.
  13. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    A view from the cab.
  14. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Another unique critter. The curves are so tight in some places the GE locomotive had to be retrofitted with a radial coupler system,
  15. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Another Greensburg on a transfer system.
  16. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Years of service create a draft gear effect.
  17. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    A heavily modified Greensburg locomotive sitting in the equipment yard.
  18. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    VERY unique ! What is it ?
  19. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    VERY unique ! What is it ? A second one.
  20. Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    Hot Metal Dinkey Railway
    VERY unique ! What is it ? A second one. This has an LP gas engine for its motive power.