Re: Walthers Proto PRR X29b

robert netzlof <rtnetzlof@...>

No, the man's name was Edward Berwind. The name lives on in the Berwind Corporation, based in Philadelphia. They've gotten out of the coal mining business but still own coal lands and lease mining rights. They also have money in food processing equipment and some other lines I don't recall.

From the Wikipedia article on the Berwind Corporation: It began as a partnership of Edward Julius Berwind, Charles Berwind, and Congressman Allison White and upon White's death became known as Berwind White Company in 1886.

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Actually, I think Berwind is Windber flipped. I think the coal company came up with that one!

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Windber, Pa. (Cambria County near Johnstown), was a company coal patch town. Windber is BERWIND flipped. In the 1990’s I was involved in a construction project in Windber and was fascinated that the Berwind-White Coal Company still had leased coal reserve holdings in that area in that era. FYI stuff!

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Walthers has a history of pulling "facts" out of thin air. Years ago they claimed the Berwind-White Coal Co. was so named for their low smoke "white" coal when in fact Berwind and White were the two guys who started the corporation. That irked me then, this irks me now.


Bob Netzlof a/k/a Sweet Old Bob

Bob Netzlof a/k/a Sweet Old Bob

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