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.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
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From: Kurt Laughlin
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?