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 Post subject: "ore" cars
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:10 am 
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Location: Within 60 Miles of the Northern Anthracite Field
Hey, do you have any pics of an "ore" car on this site? one still in a mine perhaps? dont remember seeing one. anyways, i wanted to show my buddy here what the difference is between one of our mine cars and one of your "ore" cars. notice the emphisis on "ore" greg! see ya

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 Post subject: never mind
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:13 am 
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never mind, answered my own question. there one on your opening page. oh well. sorry!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:33 pm 
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Here are some good pictures of "ore" cars!

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A train of older wooden "Ore" cars from the Hibernia Underground Railroad

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Here is a more modern Ore Car from the Beach Glen mine. This one is made of Iron and steel. This is a swivel style car which will dump on either side.

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A portion of an ore car left at the Beach Glenn mine.. Still there today.

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An ore car inside of the Sterling Hill Zinc Mine. Simular to the Beach Glen style. Common in hard rock mines. Also a swivel style ore car.

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Another ore car, this one from the Mt Hope Mine. A larger, but one side only dumping ore car.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 2:08 pm 
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For those who don't know. Just to contrast, here is an example of a much larger MINE car in an anthracite coal mine:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 12:34 am 
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I would have to say that the newer steel ore cars from Mount Hope are larger than the mine cars from most of the Anthracite mines we have been too including that one. However generally the ore cars from iron mines are smaller than most of the mine cars used in anthracite mines. Because Magnetite is MUCH heavier than Anthracite, the cars are constructed differently. Wooden ore cars are smaller than the steel ore cars.

Another major difference between ore cars vs mine cars is that Anthracite mines generally have lower ceilings. Therefore the Mine Cars are wide but not always as high.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:39 pm 
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Here are some 19th century ore cars from california that Diana found ;

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