Now we just need an HO Pressed Steel 12500 gal tank car (1911).
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St. Louis MO
--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Allen Rueter <allen_282@...> wrote:
The SP&S signed a contract in Sep 1910 with Associated Oil for 3 years that made it cheaper than
coal - "The North Bank Road" by Gaertner, which got it out on NP Roslyn Coal, It took a year
to convert, they bought 20 tanks cars for the SP&S and 10 for the OT.
Where did the oil come from?
From: Andy Carlson <midcentury@...>
Sent: Fri, December 25, 2009 10:43:26 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Coal in the Northwest
The SP&S coal dock was built in Wishram at the NP's insistence, for the intended use of NP engines, which ended up rarely, if ever, using the Pasco-Vancouver( WA) line. It was torn down years later hardly ever used. After the turn of the Century, the SP&S was an almost 100% oil burning line.
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From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@ comcast.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups. com
Sent: Fri, December 25, 2009 8:04:55 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Coal in the Northwest
For shame.... and you live in the Northwest? Tsk tsk. In addition to the
NP, the SP&S was also a substantial user of coal burning locomotives and
had a large coal dock straddling the mainline in Wishram WA.
At 12/25/2009 05:05 PM Friday, you wrote:
I lived in Minnesota from the mid-50s to the early 70's, More than one local[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
TV news program proclaimed proudly "Here in the Great Northwest". Maybe
that's what confused Tim. False advertising by the TV stations.
Portland Oregon (herein the real Great Northwest)
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