Re: Photo: Standard Coal Company Box Car Unloader (1914)


Bruce Hendrick
 

Does anyone know the specifics of this operation? Were these special boxcars with top loading capabilities? Is the car being unloaded via its end?

I can’t see how anyone would think this would be an improvement over using a standard open top hopper. Perhaps this was an experimental operation?

Thanks,

Bruce Hendrick
Brea, California

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