There are still a few of these ex retail coal sheds around in Minnesota, although not currently being used for coal. In the past two years I have located, photographed and measured former retail coal sheds at Virginia (DM&N/DM&IR), Ironton (NP/Soo Line), Crosby (NP/Soo Line) and Blackduck (on the ex M&I/NP route). All are wood.
Charlie Duckworth <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
There was a GN Historical Society Reference sheet published on
this topic in 1989. It was entitled "The Andrew Kolb coal shed". Hopefairly typical of their appearance.
I'm modeling several feed mills and elevators on my 1954 Mopac layout
and have been looking for a drawing of a coal shed so I could scratch-
build a couple sheds to go with the grain operations - could I trouble
you for a scan of the drawing?
Thanks - Charlie