NYC 499680 flat and other flat cars at Joy Manufacturing Co (undated)


Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
NYC 499680 flat and other flat cars at Joy Manufacturing Co (undated)
 
The cars look to be loaded with mining equipment
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Jeffrey White
 

That's interesting.  Joy Manufacturing has (maybe had by now) a plant near me in Mt Vernon IL where they make mining equipment for the mines in Southern Illinois.  I had no idea they were also in West Virginia.  I'm still looking for some 1950s era HO scale mining machines to make a couple flat car loads.

Jeff White

Alma IL


On 5/16/2021 6:22 PM, Claus Schlund \(HGM\) wrote:
Hi List Members,
 
NYC 499680 flat and other flat cars at Joy Manufacturing Co (undated)
 
The cars look to be loaded with mining equipment
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Tony Thompson
 

Jeff White wrote:

That's interesting.  Joy Manufacturing has (maybe had by now) a plant near me in Mt Vernon IL where they make mining equipment for the mines in Southern Illinois.  I had no idea they were also in West Virginia.  I'm still looking for some 1950s era HO scale mining machines to make a couple flat car loads.

  Jeff, just put the Joy emblem on some big crates . . . and you're there.

Tony Thompson




Eric Hansmann
 

Just don’t ship them to Mudville. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On May 16, 2021, at 6:37 PM, Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:

Jeff White wrote:

That's interesting.  Joy Manufacturing has (maybe had by now) a plant near me in Mt Vernon IL where they make mining equipment for the mines in Southern Illinois.  I had no idea they were also in West Virginia.  I'm still looking for some 1950s era HO scale mining machines to make a couple flat car loads.

  Jeff, just put the Joy emblem on some big crates . . . and you're there.

Tony Thompson




Tony Thompson
 

Eric Hansmann wrote:

Just don’t ship them to Mudville. 

Excellent catch, Eric, now that it's baseball season.      

Tony Thompson




Jeffrey White
 

There was a mine near Casey IL that was served by the IC and the Q. Don't know if the town was named for the legendary Mudville 9 player though......

Jeff White

Alma IL

On 5/16/2021 6:39 PM, Eric Hansmann wrote:
Just don’t ship them to Mudville. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On May 16, 2021, at 6:37 PM, Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:

Jeff White wrote:

That's interesting.  Joy Manufacturing has (maybe had by now) a plant near me in Mt Vernon IL where they make mining equipment for the mines in Southern Illinois.  I had no idea they were also in West Virginia.  I'm still looking for some 1950s era HO scale mining machines to make a couple flat car loads.

  Jeff, just put the Joy emblem on some big crates . . . and you're there.

Tony Thompson




Schleigh Mike
 

Hello Group!

This looks like the Joy plant just downstream from Franklin. Penna. on the Allegheny River.  This site was served by the NYC and produced (still does) mining machinery such as on the flat car.  The 'connection' to West Virginia might be in that the equipment was delivered to that state.  I have a friend who works for the current Joy and will see if he recognizes the building.

Happy Model RRing from Mike Schleigh, Grove City in western Penna.

On Sunday, May 16, 2021, 07:22:51 PM EDT, Claus Schlund \(HGM\) <claus@...> wrote:


Hi List Members,
 
NYC 499680 flat and other flat cars at Joy Manufacturing Co (undated)
 
The cars look to be loaded with mining equipment
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


David Soderblom
 

But there’s the woman on the right, next to a Packard (maybe). There’s a story right there.

Sent from my tricorder


Clarence Zink
 

It is now simply known as "Joy", a part of the Komatsu America line of mining equipment.  Joy absorbed P&H Mining Equipment via the P&H bankruptcy sometime in the 2013 - 2015 era, and became "Joy Global", but then got bought by Komatsu in 2018.  Milwaukee is the HQ for Komatsu America.

There are still plenty of "Joy" facilities around.  Here are a few associated with the Appalachia coal fields:

The machines on the flatcars at that plant appear to be "face loaders" (on the front two flatcars) and "shuttle cars" (on the back four(?) flat cars against the building).  It appears there is a separate 'mine truck' type vehicle on the ground between the building and the track with the shuttle cars, or maybe there is an additional track there.

The loaders have a pan type "apron" that is driven into the broken coal at a working face, and two gathering arms that pull the coal into the center of the pan/apron.  A conveyor then takes the coal up and over the machine, and dumps it into a waiting "shuttle car".

The "shuttle car" then transports the broken coal to a large storage bin, where it is unloaded, and subsequently loaded into a mine train for hauling out to the surface, or the bin might be connected to a shaft, where the coal is hoisted to the surface.  The shuttle cars simply "shuttle" back and forth from the face to the bin.  They have a small conveyor in their bottom to move the coal out of their bed hopper.  Shuttle cars do not 'dump' in the conventional sense of tipping at an angle to let material slide out the back.

The stuff on the flatcars is very similar to the modern underground machines.  Here is a link:
https://mining.komatsu/underground-mining/room-pillar-entry-development

CRZ