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Photo: H.C. Frick Company Hopper HCFX 1056


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: H.C. Frick Company Hopper HCFX 1056

A 1919 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.2674.RR/viewer

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Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919) organized the H. C. Frick Coke Company in 1871. The company was to become one of the largest coke-producing firms in the world. He sold this product to Andrew Carnegie, and became a millionaire by age 30.

Frick also became chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company, and played a major role in the formation of the giant U.S. Steel manufacturing concern. He also financed the construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Reading Company.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


akerboomk
 

The 2 gons to the left of the CM&St.P box are interesting to me.

In particular, the half-visible one (not the NYC one) seems to be sitting very high off the trucks / body bolster.

Ken


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Ken Akerboom


David
 

In particular, the half-visible one (not the NYC one) seems to be sitting very high off the trucks / body bolster.
One of Illinois Central's wood-side GS gondolas. GS gons tended to sit high on the trucks to provide clearance for the drop doors.

The string of hoppers on the far left is led by a Pullman-built Western Maryland car.
 
David Thompson