Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: C&O Hopper 56516 With Lump Coal Load
Gatwood, Elden J SAD
I have seen a number of photos like this over the years, and others make it look like a publicity thing. Like, “Look how perfect our coal you will get is.”
It is clear from some of those that the coal was sorted by size and appearance.
Some photos have signs or banners, saying things like “Eastern Bituminous Burns Best”. Good cheap advertising for somebody!
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holmes
Sent: Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:30 PM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: C&O Hopper 56516 With Lump Coal Load
Ok folks, I am not a coal road modeler, but my curiosity is too much. This coal load needs an explanation from those in the know. The lumps are placed so well...better than some patios that I have seen.