Michigan & Kanawha Coal Gone being unloaded


Matt Goodman
 

https://digital-collections.columbuslibrary.org/digital/collection/memory/id/79239

A couple of 50 ton gons apparently being unloaded at the the Columbus State Hospital (aka the Central Ohio Hospital for the Insane). 

Matt Goodman
Columbus, Ohio 


Doug Chapman
 


Ralston Steel Car Company of Columbus built 1,000 of these cars for the Kanawha & Michigan, between July and September 1912. Numbered 7500-8499, these cars were later relettered (NYC) and renumbered (342500-343499) when the New York Central leased the K&M in 1922.

Doug Chapman
Montclair, VA


Matt Goodman
 

Thanks Doug. Ralston as the builder makes sense given they were an online industry of the T&OC (a close relation to the K&M). 

This photo is the most modern lettering I’ve seen for the K&M, which caught my eye. 

Matt Goodman
Columbus, Ohio

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On Nov 27, 2021, at 8:36 AM, Doug Chapman via groups.io <toc1885@...> wrote:


Ralston Steel Car Company of Columbus built 1,000 of these cars for the Kanawha & Michigan, between July and September 1912. Numbered 7500-8499, these cars were later relettered (NYC) and renumbered (342500-343499) when the New York Central leased the K&M in 1922.

Doug Chapman
Montclair, VA


Tim O'Connor
 

So that's how the NYC got into West Virginia? Interesting. 😁

On 11/27/2021 8:36 AM, Doug Chapman via groups.io wrote:

Ralston Steel Car Company of Columbus built 1,000 of these cars for the Kanawha & Michigan, between July and September 1912. Numbered 7500-8499, these cars were later relettered (NYC) and renumbered (342500-343499) when the New York Central leased the K&M in 1922.

Doug Chapman
Montclair, VA
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*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*