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- Concrete Coaling Station
- Pennsylvania R. R., Pitcairn, Pa.
- Circa 1917(?)
- A timber coaling station at Pitcairn Yard, near Pittsburgh, Pa., was
- by fire in 1917, a few months after its completion. It was
replaced by the
- fireproof concrete structure shown above.
The above photo was part of an advertisement flyer published by the
Portland Cement Association, Chicago, Ill.
- The advertisement,
- "Concrete Railway Structures
- Reduce Maintenance Cost"
- illustrated a number of the many diversified railway uses of concrete
- as advertised, helped reduce maintenance costs, promote safety
- increase earnings.
- This flyer was rescued from the dumpsters, along with a
quantity of other
- literature from the PRSL offices in Camden, NJ prior to closing.
- Photo and article submitted by John Scarpitti, Consolidated Rail
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