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Re: BMT coal delivery car

Posted by Trainman on Sat Feb 17 16:24:43 2018, in response to Re: BMT coal delivery car, posted by Elkeeper on Tue Feb 13 11:39:25 2018.

Thank you for your response, Elkeeper. I saw the pictures on page 186 of Mr. Greller's book. Unfortunately they are not the car or cars I was referring to. It was during the late 1940s and sometimes on my way to school, I would cross the street under the West End elevated subway line. That's when I would see the coal delivery car between the 2 el gate cars. It was painted black and appeared to be converted from a standard railroad hopper car. It had a sliding door on each side of the car, in the center. There was apparently a regular wooden floor inside the car over the unused hopper doors at the bottom of the car. There were also a couple of workers riding inside the car next to the coal pile.


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