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Picture help?

Douglas Harding
 

This morning I was asked if I had a photo or any information on the gon to the right in this photo. It appears to be lettered for the Ohio & Western Coal & Iron Co. Which was a company registered in New York state, and which failed in 1899 after some lawsuits.

 

Can anyone help?

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

 

Steve and Barb Hile
 

Hi Doug,

 

From Eric Neubauer’s early Pullman builder’s document, I see that OWC&I 2000-2199 were built by Pullman under lot C1466 in 1887, probably 33 feet long.

 

It also appears that the Ohio and Western Coal and Iron was one of those Gilded Age companies that lived and died fairly quickly based on financial shenanigans.  I see mention of the Columbus Hocking Valley and Toledo in some of the articles and they may have been the inheritors of OWC&I 2000-2199.

 

Hope this is helpful.

 

Regards,

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Douglas Harding
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 11:24 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Picture help?

 

This morning I was asked if I had a photo or any information on the gon to the right in this photo. It appears to be lettered for the Ohio & Western Coal & Iron Co. Which was a company registered in New York state, and which failed in 1899 after some lawsuits.

 

Can anyone help?

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

 

Douglas Harding
 

Thanks Steve. You offer more information than I had.

 

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve and Barb Hile
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:27 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Picture help?

 

Hi Doug,

 

From Eric Neubauer’s early Pullman builder’s document, I see that OWC&I 2000-2199 were built by Pullman under lot C1466 in 1887, probably 33 feet long.

 

It also appears that the Ohio and Western Coal and Iron was one of those Gilded Age companies that lived and died fairly quickly based on financial shenanigans.  I see mention of the Columbus Hocking Valley and Toledo in some of the articles and they may have been the inheritors of OWC&I 2000-2199.

 

Hope this is helpful.

 

Regards,

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Douglas Harding
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 11:24 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Picture help?

 

This morning I was asked if I had a photo or any information on the gon to the right in this photo. It appears to be lettered for the Ohio & Western Coal & Iron Co. Which was a company registered in New York state, and which failed in 1899 after some lawsuits.

 

Can anyone help?

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

 

Ray Hutchison
 

 another photo of the Columbus Hocking Valley and Toledo... 

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On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 12:27 AM Steve and Barb Hile <shile@...> wrote:

Hi Doug,

 

From Eric Neubauer’s early Pullman builder’s document, I see that OWC&I 2000-2199 were built by Pullman under lot C1466 in 1887, probably 33 feet long.

 

It also appears that the Ohio and Western Coal and Iron was one of those Gilded Age companies that lived and died fairly quickly based on financial shenanigans.  I see mention of the Columbus Hocking Valley and Toledo in some of the articles and they may have been the inheritors of OWC&I 2000-2199.

 

Hope this is helpful.

 

Regards,

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Douglas Harding
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 11:24 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Picture help?

 

This morning I was asked if I had a photo or any information on the gon to the right in this photo. It appears to be lettered for the Ohio & Western Coal & Iron Co. Which was a company registered in New York state, and which failed in 1899 after some lawsuits.

 

Can anyone help?

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org