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Coal Car details

Chris Walker
While out hunting, being interested in all things C&S, I noticed hidden in the wonderful images these modifications done to the standard C&S Coal car.

http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/fullbrowser/collection/p15330coll22/id/42564/rv/singleitem/rec/110



and this as well..

http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/fullbrowser/collection/p15330coll22/id/42584/rv/singleitem/rec/161


There may be more, which I'll add to this later :)
UpSideDownC
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Derrell Poole
These are probably the 4600 series coals rebuilt from existing coals in the Fall of 1929. They had drop-ends for hauling heavy machinery. There were 15 of them. Great Find!
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Mike McKenzie
Cool shots, Chris, and sharp eyes! The photos at DPL are a great resource and the zoom capability is awesome, the crispness and quality of the details is amazing. Thanks for posting.

Mike
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Chris Walker
Another, with # confirmation for Derrell.  This version seems to be done both ends as opposed to the Silica branch shot which appeared to be only one end.



http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/fullbrowser/collection/p15330coll22/id/42966/rv/singleitem/rec/1
UpSideDownC
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Derrell Poole
All three photos appear to be Type I or St. Charles builds with the top boards knocked off. I think both ends would have been drops - not sure what you are seeing to think only one end comes out.
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Derrell Poole
Or maybe not (boards)
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Keith Hayes
In reply to this post by Derrell Poole
Chris, the enlarged photo of the suspicious X70 with the modified coal--those look like timbers we see photos of in Leadville presumably consigned for Climax.

Just saying.

Now I need to think about taking the top board off some coals for v-a-r-i-e-t-y.
Keith Hayes
Leadville in Sn3
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Chris Walker
In reply to this post by Derrell Poole
Derrell, in the top photo at Silica, it appears to me to be a Ph1, and the far end seems to still have the corner plates, the top edge of the upper sideboard appears to be broken off just shy of the 2nd inner sidestake.  The other examples give more the impression, especially the later post of the 3-boarder of being double-ended definitely.
UpSideDownC
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Chris Walker
This post was updated on .
I am so amazed that these modifications have been right under my nose for so long....and I didn't notice.



http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/fullbrowser/collection/p15330coll22/id/42635/rv/singleitem/rec/325




http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/fullbrowser/collection/p15330coll22/id/42637/rv/singleitem/rec/13
UpSideDownC
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