Re: Photo: Unloading Coal From A Boxcar


William Reed
 

It was a common practice on the D&RGW NG and SG to deliver coal to vendors in a box car. This way they could keep their inventory dry and out of the elements. I think this would be the case with this photo. Really love it. 

William
aka drgwk37


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Hi Bob and List Members,
 
Given how big the coal chunks are, they might have trouble passing thru a hopper door, thus the boxcar
 
Claus Schlund
 
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Unloading Coal From A Boxcar

Photo: Unloading Coal From A Boxcar

Photo from the Wisconsin Historical Society:

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Image/IM89059

Assuming the description is correct, I guess if you don’t have a coal dock and you only need a small amount of coal you ask for a boxcar instead of a hopper.

Those sure look like large chunks of coal, though.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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