What the heck is it????

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by TrainJunkee, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. TrainJunkee

    TrainJunkee Member

    I was walking my dog along the CSX line that runs by my house and I stumbled across a siding where the tracks were removed from the mainline.. I followed the siding up to something that looks like a ash pit or a scale.. Does anyone know what it is exactly???

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  2. TrainJunkee

    TrainJunkee Member

    Just a side not the 3 footing were aligned with the pit thought it might have been used for some type of overhead loader like getting the ash in a truck
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    It just looks like a loading dock or ramp of some sort.
  4. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Is that coal I see in the pit?
    Check the history of the area. There might have been a coal dealer there at one time or another. The pit looks real close to this one I saw next to an old coal dealer near my house.

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  5. TrainJunkee

    TrainJunkee Member

    hmmm... looks close but the pit is next to the rail and there seams to be some large piece of steel going from under the rail to the pit... I will dig... The guy that owns the local hobby shop Tucker's is an old timer and he was telling me that he was going to work for the local railroad but he didnt want the job of shoveling coal into the engines furnace.. He's gotta know something about it...
  6. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Wow great find. Let us know what you find out about it.

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