Historic Markers Across Alabama

“Hot Pot", Ensley Work

Marker ID:  
Location: 12632 Confederate Pkwy, Mc Calla, AL
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 14.989    W 087° 4.258
  33.24981666    -87.07096666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


"Hot Pot", Ensley Work
ca 1920s

Sometimes called a slag ladle or cinder pot, this relic from U.S. Steel's Ensley Works was used as a part of a eight-car train to move slag from the furnaces to the slag dump. A single car could hold up to 15 tons.

Pot manufactured at U.S. Steel's Johnstown Works (PS) and track at Ensley Works (AL). Train included six slag pots, compressor car, riding car and engine and a two-man crew.

Crushed slag is used as road aggregate, ballast for railroad tracks and in cinder blocks.

Erected by Alabama Historic Ironworks Commission.

End of “Hot Pot", Ensley Work