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 Post subject: New mine car acquisition
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:32 pm 
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I'm headed to Tennessee Saturday morning to pick up an odd mine car. My only guess is that it was used to haul sections of rail into the mine. I'll post pictures when I get back.

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 Post subject: Re: New mine car acquisition
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:05 pm 
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Pictures here: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=23534&p=125011#p125011
The guy i got this from said he thought it was used to haul coal augers. My theory is it hauled sections of rail. Any other ideas? It's about 7ft long and about 28" wide. It is 21" gauge.
I wish I had known about this place a year ago. I could've saved (3) wood coal cars, a few augers and some rail but unfortunately it was all scrapped.

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 Post subject: Re: New mine car acquisition
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:22 pm 
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I have the remains of a car with wheel bearings something like that.
Seems odd to separate rails like that, and that would be a LOT of drills if it was loaded up

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 Post subject: Re: New mine car acquisition
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:08 am 
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Either of those are just theories. I agree that it would be a lot of augers. Maybe instead of length wise, something was stacked between the uprights but the question is what?

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 Post subject: Re: New mine car acquisition
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:21 pm 
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Could it have been used to carry ties or timbers?


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 Post subject: Re: New mine car acquisition
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:52 am 
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The slats are too close together for timbers. Welcome to the forum.

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 Post subject: Re: New mine car acquisition
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:57 am 
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I've been here before. Miner Dave. I set a wrong email address when I tried to switch over. (@google.com instead of the correct @gmail.com)


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 Post subject: Re: New mine car acquisition
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:05 pm 
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Looks like a rack car from a brick plant.


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 Post subject: Re: New mine car acquisition
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:17 am 
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Welder Dave wrote:
I've been here before. Miner Dave. I set a wrong email address when I tried to switch over. (@google.com instead of the correct @gmail.com)


Howdy Dave, wondered what happened to you.


Mike, can you tell me a little more about your brick car theory?

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 Post subject: Re: New mine car acquisition
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:20 am 
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It is almost a perfect match.


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 Post subject: Re: New mine car acquisition
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:04 am 
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Wow. I think that might be it.


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 Post subject: Re: New mine car acquisition
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:51 am 
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I think you are right mike. Were these cars just used to move bricks around the yard? It's funny that this thing came from an old coal yard where there was a lot of other mining stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: New mine car acquisition
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:39 pm 
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It also looks like a car that would be used in a large lumber mill to transfer the cut boards to the drying stacks.


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