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Steam Locomotive Coaling Stations and Diesel Locomotive Fueling Facilities

 

Author:

Thomas W. Dixon, Jr.

Publisher:

TLC Publishing

Published:

2002

ISBN:

1-883089-77-8

Pages:

80

Type:

softbound

This book will be ideal for modelers interested in late steam locomotive and early diesel era engine terminals. It reproduces material originally contained in articles appearing in railway age and other trade magazines of the time, combined with many photos of various types of coaling and fueling facilities. Material is also gleaned from Fairbanks-Morse catalogs and ads of Ogle Engineering and Roberts & Schaefer, the three major builders of coaling stations.

Chapter

Page

Title / Description

1

5

Introduction

2

6

The Coaling Station and Its Function

3

8

Early Coaling Stations

4

10

C&O Coaling Station at Thurmond, W.Va

5

12

Modern Wood Frame Coaling Stations

6

16

Typical Wood Frame Coaling Stations from Major Builders

7

21

Reinforced Concrete Coaling Stations

8

49

Steel Coaling Stations

9

57

Automatic Coaling Stations

10

65

Cinder Plants

11

73

Early Diesel Locomotive Fueling Facilities