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[Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: C&O Hopper 56516 With Lump Coal Load

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

John;

 

I have seen a number of photos like this over the years, and others make it look like a publicity thing.  Like, “Look how perfect our coal you will get is.”

 

It is clear from some of those that the coal was sorted by size and appearance.

 

Some photos  have signs or banners, saying things like “Eastern Bituminous Burns Best”.  Good cheap advertising for somebody!

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holmes
Sent: Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:30 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: C&O Hopper 56516 With Lump Coal Load

 

Ok folks, I am not a coal road modeler, but my curiosity is too much.  This coal load needs an explanation from those in the know.  The lumps are placed so well...better than some patios that I have seen.  

 

John Holmes



On Jul 9, 2020, at 9:55 AM, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:



Photo: C&O Hopper 56516 With Lump Coal Load

An undated photo from West Virginia University:

Blockedhttps://wvhistoryonview.org/image/003502.jpg

1930 or later,

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

John Holmes
 

Thanks much for enlightening me.

John Holmes

On Jul 9, 2020, at 1:54 PM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD <elden.j.gatwood@...> wrote:



John;

 

I have seen a number of photos like this over the years, and others make it look like a publicity thing.  Like, “Look how perfect our coal you will get is.”

 

It is clear from some of those that the coal was sorted by size and appearance.

 

Some photos  have signs or banners, saying things like “Eastern Bituminous Burns Best”.  Good cheap advertising for somebody!

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holmes
Sent: Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:30 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: C&O Hopper 56516 With Lump Coal Load

 

Ok folks, I am not a coal road modeler, but my curiosity is too much.  This coal load needs an explanation from those in the know.  The lumps are placed so well...better than some patios that I have seen.  

 

John Holmes



On Jul 9, 2020, at 9:55 AM, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:



Photo: C&O Hopper 56516 With Lump Coal Load

An undated photo from West Virginia University:

Blockedhttps://wvhistoryonview.org/image/003502.jpg

1930 or later,

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA