Re: LIFE - Trainscapes 1950: View from a train window.


Norman+Laraine Larkin <lono@...>
 

Coke was used as home heating fuel in New England up into the 50s until it was supplanted by oil. Glendale Coal & Coke was a large retailer where I lived.
Norm Larkin

----- Original Message -----
From: Kurt Laughlin
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 9:07 PM
Subject: [STMFC] LIFE - Trainscapes 1950: View from a train window.


Somebody may have already posted this, but there is a series of 40-odd *color* pictures on Google/LIFE titled: "Trainscapes 1950: View from a train window." A number of RELEVANT frieght shippers are featured, as well a steam era fright car or two.

One in particular was this Koppers Coke retail facility. Who would buy coke on a retail scale?
http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?q=trainscapes+1950+source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtrainscapes%2B1950%2Bsource:life%26hl%3Den&imgurl=e67ae0d61d79f076

KL

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