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 Post subject: Breakers
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:53 am 
Are there any Coal Breakers out there still in operation? I would like to know so that I can visit one and maybe take some measurements so that I can model one precisely. I would also appreciate if anyone can point me to a site with a diagram of the internal machinery's location and the coal's path from when it enters the breaker to when it gets put into the tipple and loaded into hoppers. I would like to know this so I can make a model worthy of the NMRA's (National Model Railroad Association) young modelers competition. I am also very confused about today's flood-loaders. Is the coal that is loaded in to the cars as they pass underneath raw or sorted?


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 Post subject: Re: Breakers
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:20 pm 
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http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?co ... ayType=1&m

thats for the huber breaker in ashley. closed in the 70s. you can read all about it......

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 Post subject: Re: Breakers
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:59 pm 
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There is a very small one in Hudson PA. No rail service, mom and pop operation, but it's so cool. Make a good model.

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 Post subject: Re: Breakers
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:00 pm 
thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Breakers
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:12 pm 
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John,

Are there any pictures floating around?

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