mime-version: 1.0 content-location: file:///C:/2F745412/ListofCoalDocletter_2.htm content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable content-type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Saint Paul, October 21, 1938

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Mr. B= ernard Blum:

 

Referring to your notation on Mr. Cauley= 217;s letter of October seventh in regard to using center dump Ha= rt cars at the coaling stations.

In 1928 there was considerable complaint about unloading Hart center dump coal cars at the bucket type coaling stations… At that time it was propos= ed to overcome this objection by remodeling the pit……which was done = in a number of cases.

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The 70 ton coal cars can be used at stations which are of sufficient strength = and since they were purchased we have had few requests to remodel pits for cen= ter dump cars.

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According to the standard plan all of the Link Belt type coaling stations are O.K. f= or the center dump cars.

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All plans available indicate  that the trestle type coaling

station is O.K. for unloading center du= mp cars, although there may be some exceptions.

The following bucket type coaling stations are O.K. for the center dump cars:<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>        = ;  

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        = ;        Livingston        = ;            &= nbsp;         Glenullen

        = ;        Benz        = ;            &= nbsp;           &nb= sp;     Yakima-Roundhouse

        = ;        Dickinson        = ;            &= nbsp;         Bozeman

        = ;        Paradise        = ;            &= nbsp;           Whitehall

        = ;        Logan        = ;            &= nbsp;           &nb= sp;   Toppenish        = ;     

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The f= ollowing coaling stations have pits………not entirely satisfactory f= or center dump cars: 

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        = ;     East Grand Forks        = ;            &= nbsp; Laurel

        = ;     Wahpeton        = ;            &= nbsp;            Lamoure

             = ;Pembina        = ;            &= nbsp;           &nb= sp;  Hazen

        = ;     Townsend        = ;            &= nbsp;            Tacoma

        = ;     Bromart        = ;            &= nbsp;           &nb= sp;   Easton

        = ;     Gibbon        = ;            &= nbsp;           &nb= sp;     Hinckley

        = ;     Fertile        = ;            &= nbsp;           &nb= sp;      Seattle

        = ;     Carrington        = ;            &= nbsp;           Pullman

        = ;     Sartell        = ;            &= nbsp;           &nb= sp;      Arlington

        = ;     Rice’s Point        = ;            &= nbsp;          YakimaMain Line

        = ;     Mississippi Street=         = ;            &= nbsp; Koldok

        = ;     West Duluth        = ;            &= nbsp;         Glendive

        = ;     Bearmouth        = ;            &= nbsp;           Greycliff

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Center Dump cars can be unloaded with difficulty as follows: Open the side doors = and allow most of the coal to come out the sides. Then open the center dumps a= nd allow the remainder to drop between the rails. This means if there are any lumps it is necessary for the men to get into the cars and break them up t= o permit the coal to go through the breaker bars.

 

Mr. McCauley’s letter returned.

 

Bridge Engineer