Re: Some views of Penn Gas Coal Co equipment...


Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi Schuyler and List Members,
 
It's a primitive bridge so people can walk across the gully or drainage ditch or brook or swampy area that is underneath the plank. Note the stair steps on both ends of the 'extended plank' as you called it
 
Claus Schlund
 

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Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Some views of Penn Gas Coal Co equipment...

What is that for?

 

In the photo, second link below, there is something odd at the lower left.

At first glance I thought “That’s a silly place for a diving board.”  But then I wondered what IS that for?

There’s no track on which cars could be run that the extended plank would reach.

 

What is that for?

Schuyler

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2021 7:50 PM
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Some views of Penn Gas Coal Co equipment...

 

Hi List Members,

 

Some views of Penn Gas Coal Co equipment...

 

PGCCo 2807, a PRR class GL hopper clone, reweigh date might be 1915...

 

 

 

Next there is a Penn Gas Coal Co mine. The hopper closest to the camera appears to be a PRR class GLa clone and not a car belonging to the PRR since the numeric (3270 as near as I can tell) end reporting mark style does not match PRR paint and lettering  practice. I do have an image of another PGCCo GLa clone, PGCCo 3310, and so the number 3270 could easily fall into the PGCCo number range. This very well may be a PGCCo car, but I cannot say for sure

 

 

According to the article "PENNSY GLa HOPPERS" by Burg (RMJ Feb2002) Penn Gas Coal Co was 'taken over by Westmoreland Coal' in 1918

 

Enjoy!

 

Claus Schlund

 

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