Loading Char Coal in Alabama


rwitt_2000
 

A site new to me with a few items under "railroads"

"Charcoal Loading at Randolph Ala." :: Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection

 





water.kresse@...
 

Charcoal or Coke in 1909?
Al Kresse


From: "rwitt_2000@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, December 5, 2015 1:42:57 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Loading Char Coal in Alabama

 

A site new to me with a few items under "railroads"


"Charcoal Loading at Randolph Ala." :: Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection

 






Charles Peck
 

If Randolph was near Birmingham, I might guess coke.  But Randolph is quite east,
not industrial, and the photo label says charcoal. I see no reason to second guess
the label. 
Chuck Peck in FL

On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 2:04 PM, water.kresse@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Charcoal or Coke in 1909?
Al Kresse


From: "rwitt_2000@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, December 5, 2015 1:42:57 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Loading Char Coal in Alabama

 



Cyril Durrenberger
 

Was there a charcoal plant at Randolph Ala?

That is an interesting Southern hopper car.

Cyril Durrenberger
--------------------------------------------

On Sat, 12/5/15, Charles Peck lnnrr152@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [STMFC] Loading Char Coal in Alabama
To: STMFC@...
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1:47 PM


 









If Randolph was near
Birmingham, I might guess coke.  But Randolph is quite
east,not industrial, and the photo label
says charcoal. I see no reason to second guessthe label. Chuck Peck in
FL
On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 2:04
PM, water.kresse@...
[STMFC] <STMFC@...>
wrote:















 









Charcoal
or Coke in 1909?

Al Kresse




From:
"rwitt_2000@...
[STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, December 5, 2015 1:42:57
PM
Subject: [STMFC] Loading Char Coal
in Alabama


 



A site new to me with a few items under
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"Charcoal
Loading at Randolph Ala." :: Alabama Photographs and
Pictures Collection











"Charcoal Loading at Randolph
Ala." :: Alabama...
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caboose9792@...
 

Blast furnaces in West KY used charcoal until the end of operations on the eve of WWI. The availably of wood, iron ore and cheep labor locally made it economical. Unfortunately it wasn't until after the war a deposit of coaking coal was found along the IC to the north and the furnaces had long since been out of production, replaced by the modern furnaces elsewhere.
 
Mark Rickert
 
In a message dated 12/5/2015 1:04:15 P.M. Central Standard Time, STMFC@... writes:

Charcoal or Coke in 1909?
Al Kresse


water.kresse@...
 

Ashland Coal & Iron (later C&O) railroad had similar (but standard between the rails drop-doors) coke hopper cars -- hopper cars with rack extensions.  These Southern cars had side-dump doors. They would work equally well for low density coke or charcoal.
Al Kresse


From: "Cyril and Lynn Durrenberger durrecj@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, December 6, 2015 12:35:08 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Loading Char Coal in Alabama

 

Was there a charcoal plant at Randolph Ala?

That is an interesting Southern hopper car.

Cyril Durrenberger
--------------------------------------------

On Sat, 12/5/15, Charles Peck lnnrr152@... [STMFC] wrote:

Subject: Re: [STMFC] Loading Char Coal in Alabama
To: STMFC@...
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1:47 PM


 









If Randolph was near
Birmingham, I might guess coke.  But Randolph is quite
east,not industrial, and the photo label
says charcoal. I see no reason to second guessthe label. Chuck Peck in
FL
On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 2:04
PM, water.kresse@...
[STMFC]
wrote:















 









Charcoal
or Coke in 1909?

Al Kresse




From:
"rwitt_2000@...
[STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, December 5, 2015 1:42:57
PM
Subject: [STMFC] Loading Char Coal
in Alabama


 



A site new to me with a few items under
"railroads"



"Charcoal
Loading at Randolph Ala." :: Alabama Photographs and
Pictures Collection











"Charcoal Loading at Randolph
Ala." :: Alabama...
File
Name Q9455 Digital image order form http://www.archives.alabama.gov/photo_order_form.pdf
Permission to publish form


View
on digital.archives.alaba...

Preview
by Yahoo


 










































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