Welcome, follow along with George Dutka's narrow gauge ramblings featuring his HOn30" Carrabassett and Quebec Ry. diorama's and the On30" Wiscasset and Quebec modules built jointly with Peter Mumby.
Saturday, 3 October 2015
Getting your coal delivered
I don't know much about this photo other than I picked it up at an antique flea market a few years ago. What is interesting are the bags of coal in the rear of the truck. I remember hearing about bagged coal being delivered to homes years ago. Our first house had a coal converted to gas furnace with a coal storage area still built into the basement. My father-in-law recently showed me his old coal shifter he used when cleaning out the furnace as a kid...he sifted the coal dust reusing the chunks in the furnace and dumping the dust on the driveway. No waste back then. The coal dust packed down well on the driveway making a good base for parking on. I think this type of load would make a great model on a layout...George Dutka