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Coal and railroads

PostBy: carbonhagen On: Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:52 pm

Amazing what kind of information is out there.
Coal and railroads go together like peanut butter and jelly.
A ton of info.

http://www.nscorp.com/nscportal/nscorp/ ... index.html

http://www.palrr.com/generalinfo/coalloadouts-jef.htm
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Re: Coal and railroads

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:01 am

God I love Trains..

Great Post..
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Re: Coal and railroads

PostBy: crazysteamer On: Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:40 am

Were it not for hauling coal, NS and BNSF would both be in a HEAP of HURT

To say nothing of most of the country being cold, dark and without power to run our computers....
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:40 am

When my Dad was a kid,he used to walk the tracks going to school w/ his American Flyer wagon (in Wilmington,De.) to pick up coal that fell off the coal cars to heat thier house
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PostBy: wlape3 On: Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:33 am

freetown fred wrote:When my Dad was a kid,he used to walk the tracks going to school w/ his American Flyer wagon (in Wilmington,De.) to pick up coal that fell off the coal cars to heat thier house


When I was a kid I would visit my relatives in the Olyphant, PA area. Right across the RR tracks was the largest mine waste pile I had ever seen. To me it seemed like a mountain. All alonge the pile there were chunks of coal the size of your fist. I bet could have heated my aunt and uncles house for years with what I could have dug out of there. In those days it didn't pay to reclaim this coal and it was just dumped.

Last time I went through Olyphant the pile was long gone and most of the other mining debris cleaned up. Subsidence is still a problem there but at least it doesn't look as depressed as it did in the 60's and 70's.
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PostBy: Pa Dealer On: Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:02 pm

freetown fred wrote:When my Dad was a kid,he used to walk the tracks going to school w/ his American Flyer wagon (in Wilmington,De.) to pick up coal that fell off the coal cars to heat thier house


Years ago I used to visit this railroad siding and pick coal from between the tracks that would spill out of the hoppers and use it in a warm morning at a rental I used to live at. I was surprised at how much they used to spill. Kept me heated for a lot of years.

RY
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PostBy: ken On: Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:58 pm

I'm doing model trains , N-Sacle. I have a coal mine and gang load of coal cars. From the coal mine to the power plant I put in. It's alot of fun building the building. I'm still laying track. Haven't gotten to doing any senery yet. I enjoy it and takes alot of time to do things right.
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:52 pm

Ken,post some progress pictures of your set up---my father was into it big time--full size Lionels--built his own tressles-bridges,etc---had coal cars,the whole kit & kabootle
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