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


I've seen photos of this process used to unload grain as well.


Brian Ehni

On 6/9/22, 2:50 PM, "Bruce Hendrick" < on behalf of brucehendrick@...> wrote:

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?


Bruce Hendrick
Brea, California

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