Nice photo taken 1927-04 at a Westmoreland Coal Company tipple showing several hoppers


Eric Hansmann
 

There are a number of outstanding Westmoreland Coal Company images among the Hagley collection. There are plenty of coal and coke industry images to review. Here’s the link to the collection.

https://digital.hagley.org/islandora/search?type=dismax&f%5B0%5D=hagley_subject_names%3AWestmoreland%5C%20Coal%5C%20Company

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Nice photo taken 1927-04 at a Westmoreland Coal Company tipple showing several hoppers

 

Hi List Members,

 

Nice photo taken 1927-04 at a Westmoreland Coal Company tipple showing several hoppers.

 

 

PRR 187306 is a PRR class H21a quad hopper from series 185132-197740

 

WCCo (Westmoreland Coal Company) 1806 and 1765 are twin hoppers built to PRR class GLa design from series WCCo 1701-1890.

 

Several coal companies that were located on the PRR purchased hoppers of PRR design for their private ownership - Westmoreland Coal Company was one of them. This allowed for ease of repair at a PRR shop should the need arise - spare parts would not be an issue. Furthermore, the PRR repair shop crew would already be thoroughly familiar with the design, minimizing the amount of head-scratching needed.

Enjoy!

 

Claus Schlund

 


Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Nice photo taken 1927-04 at a Westmoreland Coal Company tipple showing several hoppers.
 
 
PRR 187306 is a PRR class H21a quad hopper from series 185132-197740
 
WCCo (Westmoreland Coal Company) 1806 and 1765 are twin hoppers built to PRR class GLa design from series WCCo 1701-1890.
 
Several coal companies that were located on the PRR purchased hoppers of PRR design for their private ownership - Westmoreland Coal Company was one of them. This allowed for ease of repair at a PRR shop should the need arise - spare parts would not be an issue. Furthermore, the PRR repair shop crew would already be thoroughly familiar with the design, minimizing the amount of head-scratching needed.
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund