Re: C&O MW Tenders
Garth and all,
Many (most?) coaling towers also had provisions for storing and dispensing sand. That function kept some coaling towers in use well beyond their time.
The two that I am most familiar with are the Monon at Lafayette, IN, Shops and the K&IT Youngtown Yard in Louisville, KY. Both were dispensing sand into the late 1960's. Both were built from reinforced concrete.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Garth Groff and Sally Sanford [mallardlodge1000@...]
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:57 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] C&O MW Tenders
I think the bunkers continued to be used for some years to supply coal for heating and possibly cooking needs to the MW trains, as stated in my original post. Maybe not. Some C&O maven might be able to add more to this.
This raises an interesting question. How were the bunkers refilled after steam was discontinued? A conveyor of some sort, or were at least some coal towers maintained and kept loaded for the MW trains? Hmmm. And how long did coal stoves last in cabooses. Or did the end of steam and a ready coal supply abruptly bring on conversion of camp cars and cabooses to gas or oil heating?
Garth Groff 🦆
On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 5:35 PM mel perry <clipper841@...> wrote: