Gravity Coal Chute Question

Discussion in 'Coaling Towers' started by timothy_cannon, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. timothy_cannon

    timothy_cannon Member Supporter

    Did the Frisco have standard plans for coal chutes? If yes, are they available anywhere? I am mostly interested in the 14 apron gravity chute.

  2. renapper

    renapper Passed away March 8, 2013

    To the best of my knowledge, the Frisco contracted out the construction of most coal chutes to companies like Fairbanks Morse, etc. I have not located any plans.
  3. trainchaser007

    trainchaser007 Passed away September 22, 2017

    How were these types of chutes loaded/filled?
    Coal Tower.jpg
  4. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

  5. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Supporter

  6. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    There has to be a plan somewhere out there, Tim. Are you looking for info on the old "gravity" chute at Chaffee, prior to the 1930s concrete tower? While not a plan per se, it seems like I've seen that one listed on earlier Sanborn maps?

    Best Regards,

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