Re: LIFE - Trainscapes 1950: View from a train window.
William Bryk <wmbryk@...>
Please forgive the slightly off-topic touch, but I remember my grandfathertoggle quoted message Show quoted text
receiving a ton of anthracite from Hudson Coal (the former subsidiary of the
Delaware & Hudson Company, which also ran a railroad), which the dump truck
propelled down the chute from the street into the cellar for the the
furnace. This was when we were still living in Waterford, New York, around
1958-59, when I was three or four years old, and I recall that both my
grandfather and my father knew how to shovel coal into the furnace to ensure
a good fire. My father promised to teach me (because even then I knew that
I had to be a fireman before I could become an engineer), but then we
switched to oil heat.
On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 5:45 PM, Norman+Laraine Larkin <lono@...>wrote:
Coke was used as home heating fuel in New England up into the 50s until