Roster help Coal Belt Railway freight cars circa 1902-1905


Charlie Duckworth
 

If anyone has a ORER from 1904 I’d like to know if any freight cars are listed for the Coal Belt Railway. I’m finishing up an article for the MISSouri Pacific Historical Society on the Coal Belt Electric and Coal Belt Railways and when Peabody Coal Company sold the two railroads to George Gould (Iron Mountain) the contract states the CBRy had two locomotives and freight cars.  I’ve got the locomotives identified but can’t determine what the freight roster was.  I assume hoppers given their primary customers were coal mines but would obviously like to know more. 

So if anyone has a 1902-1905 ORER it might disclose what they owned. 

Thanks 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Marty McGuirk
 

Had no idea there was a real railroad called the Coal Belt.
The only Coal Belt I knew of was Bill Henderson’s wonderful HO layout set in Camelback country. 

Marty 



On Apr 6, 2021, at 3:21 PM, Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...> wrote:



If anyone has a ORER from 1904 I’d like to know if any freight cars are listed for the Coal Belt Railway. I’m finishing up an article for the MISSouri Pacific Historical Society on the Coal Belt Electric and Coal Belt Railways and when Peabody Coal Company sold the two railroads to George Gould (Iron Mountain) the contract states the CBRy had two locomotives and freight cars.  I’ve got the locomotives identified but can’t determine what the freight roster was.  I assume hoppers given their primary customers were coal mines but would obviously like to know more. 

So if anyone has a 1902-1905 ORER it might disclose what they owned. 

Thanks 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


earlyrail
 

From the July 1904 ORER
2 locomotives and 27 freight cars
Just a 4 line listing, no details.
This is a Mach 1904 update
not listed in my 1903 ORER's
Oct 1905 update 1 locomotive, 27 cars

Howard Garner


Douglas Harding
 

Charlie, Google books is your friend.

https://books.google.com/books?id=YhUlAAAAMAAJ&hl=en

 

This page is from the July 1904 ORER and shows 2 locomotives and 27 freight cars.

 

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Charlie Duckworth
Sent: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 2:22 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Roster help Coal Belt Railway freight cars circa 1902-1905

 

If anyone has a ORER from 1904 I’d like to know if any freight cars are listed for the Coal Belt Railway. I’m finishing up an article for the MISSouri Pacific Historical Society on the Coal Belt Electric and Coal Belt Railways and when Peabody Coal Company sold the two railroads to George Gould (Iron Mountain) the contract states the CBRy had two locomotives and freight cars.  I’ve got the locomotives identified but can’t determine what the freight roster was.  I assume hoppers given their primary customers were coal mines but would obviously like to know more. 

So if anyone has a 1902-1905 ORER it might disclose what they owned. 

Thanks 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Dennis Storzek
 

On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 12:21 PM, Charlie Duckworth wrote:
I assume hoppers given their primary customers were coal mines but would obviously like to know more. 
Given the year and local, I would be moren inclined to think wooden gons rather than hoppers.

Dennis Storzek


Charlie Duckworth
 

Thanks!
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


akerboomk
 

Charlie –

8 ORERs 1903-1905 are available thru Google Books

9 are available for 1901

Note each PDF typically has 2 or 3 issues of the ORER (apparently Stanford bound them together, then they were scanned as “one” book)

 

Scan quality is “variable” – some are OK, some pages are clipped or have large black “blobs” hiding some of the text.

 

Ken


--
Ken Akerboom


Rupert Gamlen
 

But has anyone a link for a 1902 ORER?

Rupert Gamlen

Auckland NZ

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of akerboomk
Sent: Wednesday, 7 April 2021 2:56 pm
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Roster help Coal Belt Railway freight cars circa 1902-1905

 

Charlie –

8 ORERs 1903-1905 are available thru Google Books

9 are available for 1901

Note each PDF typically has 2 or 3 issues of the ORER (apparently Stanford bound them together, then they were scanned as “one” book)

 

Scan quality is “variable” – some are OK, some pages are clipped or have large black “blobs” hiding some of the text.

 

Ken


--
Ken Akerboom