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Light Railway Coal Car

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Randy Harvey [HARV] found this rail mine cart and took over 30 photos of it.

Small gondola cars like this were used in mines, agricultural ventures, construction sites and the like. They rolled the materials and minerals to dump into larger conveyances. They could be powered by hand, animal, engine, even cable. Some were even hitched to another and pulled with diminutive locomotives on narrow gauge tracks.

During the First World War hundreds of miles of (very) narrow gauge light "Trench Railway" supplied the trenches. This car resembles a Royal Army WDLR Light Railway L Class Tipper; they were bought from the USA and were built by the Western Wheeled Scraper Co. in England.

About the Author

About Randy Harvey (HARV)
FROM: WYOMING, UNITED STATES

I have been in the modeling hobby off and on since my youth. I build mostly 1/35 scale. However I work in other scales for aircraft, ships and the occasional civilian car kit. I also kit bash and scratch-build when the mood strikes. I mainly model WWI and WWII figures, armor, vehic...


Comments

Thank you for posting the photos Fred. I am glad you could use them for the site. The cart is in pretty rough shape as you can tell. It was filled with dirt and used as a planter for flowers which obviously helped lead to the poor condition it is in. It sits at our local fair grounds. I had forgotten that it was sitting there until I drove by it one day. I think that I am going to contact our local museum (where the trolley car sits that I sent you the pictures of) and see if they can have it moved and taken better care of. Thank you also for the history lesson. Randy
JUN 26, 2013 - 08:34 AM
This gives me some great ideas to do with some old wagons than were never good runners
JUN 26, 2013 - 11:27 PM
Glad that my photos were some inspiration to you Ian. I always like to carry my camera with me when I am out and about as a person never knows what they will come across. Thanks, Randy
JUL 04, 2013 - 08:57 AM
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