Scherer coal structure

Eric Mumper


Please pardon this request as I would like to lean on the knowledge base of this group to find more information about a rail served industry.  If there is another group I should be joining to ask this, please let me know.

In Ottawa, Illinois there was a local coal delivery company served by the Q that had a large coal bin and I am trying to track down pictures of this kind of structure.  The only pictures of the actual structure are poor and I am making the assumption that others like this existed.  Scherer brothers had a coal building built in 1920.  By the time I was taking pictures all that was left were the piers.  See:

The gons/hoppers of coal would have been on a track on the side of the building.  I am not sure if delivery trucks would have run under the piers to load or not.  If anybody has information I would appreciate it.  Thank you.

Eric Mumper

Bill Parks

Eric - 

There is a group dedicated to operations and industries - Ry-ops-industrialSIG

Bill Parks
Cumming, GA
Modelling the Seaboard Airline in Central Florida