RE: [FJGRailroad] FW: [dandh] Re: We need help NYOW car
- Joe, Thanks for this information. Being a coal car I would guess it was bringing company coal to the car barn and office buildings at Henrietta Street. Now I have to recheck my Amsterdam photos looking for a track that went around to something that looks like a coal pocket.
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2007 04:46:20 +0000
Subject: [FJGRailroad] FW: [dandh] Re: We need help NYOW carAnd here is what we know about that car.
>From: "Gordon Davids" <g.davids@verizon. net>
>Reply-To: dandh@yahoogroups. com
>To: dandh@yahoogroups. com
>Subject: [dandh] Re: We need help NYOW car
>Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2007 14:14:03 -0000
>According to Bob Karig's book "Hard Coal and Coal Cars," the car was
>in the series NYO&W 10501-11500, wood hopper-bottom coal gondolas
>built in 1891-91 by Lafayette Car Works. The capacity was 50,000 lba,
>867 cubic feet. The outside dimensions were 27'8" long, 9' wide and
>8'1" high. Air brakes were installed in 1896 through 1909, and side
>trusses were installed in 1900 through 1907.
>The O&W began retiring the class in 1912. There was a rapid
>decimation (about 90 percent of the class) until 1920, and they were
>all gone by 1933.
>Hopper bottom gons were not the same as hopper cars. They had flat
>floors with a small hopper in the center, so much of the coal had to
>be shoveled into the hopper by hand.
>--- In dandh@yahoogroups. com, "joseph Klapkowski" <riverlinejoe@ ...>
> > Does anybody know the answer? This is circa 1925
>Perhaps someone with an ancient equipment register can tell us what
>type of car was this NYO&W 10718.
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