Re: What type of industry is this, at the inclined ramp


mark_landgraf
 

The LV had a coal transfer facility in Rochester NY  that was about twice as high. It could store and dump into hopper‎s on the sides. 

This CNW facility is a little strange in that there is not enough elevational change ‎to make the coal flow. The ramp is also very clean, unlike the LV ramp that was heavily covered in coal. Maybe the CNW facility wasn't for coal. 

Mark Landgraf
Albany NY

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A ramp set up like this was used to transfer bulk commodities from narrow gauge cars to standard gauge cars.  The SP had a similar facility at its narrow gauge/standard gauge interchange.
 
Charlie
 

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While I agree with the majority of group members that the incline ramp in the photo below is leading to a small, steam locomotive coaling facility, I'm wondering if there were ever any similar facilities of this era that existed for the purpose of transferring bulk commodities (coal, sand, gravel, etc.) from one freight car to another or if the need to do so even existed?

Thanks,

Jerry Breon

Mooresville, NC

 

Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:27 am (PDT) . Posted by:

"Claus Schlund" clausschlund

Hi List Members,

What type of industry is this, at the inclined ramp, being served by steam era freight cars on the C&NW?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/barrigerlibrary/12294845895/sizes/o/

Claus Schlund


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