N&W in 1910--Coke cars
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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
June 2, 1910
STEEL COKE CARS
Norfolk and Western Places Order For Five Hundred of 100,000 Pounds Capacity
In pursuance of a policy, adopted and followed steadily for years, the Norfolk and Western has awarded to the Pullman Company, of Pullman, Ill., a contract for building at once five hundred solid steel coke cars of 100,000 pounds capacity each.
The Norfolk and Western has now in service a large number of coke cars, but they have much lumber in their make up, the flooring and sides being principally of wood, and this will be done away with entirely in the new stock.
Coke is very light as compared with coal and the car that can contain 100,000 pounds of it approaches a passenger coach in size. The order given the Pullman company calls for the very best material and the highest class of construction.
With its immense Mallet engine and thousands of new freight cars delivered, building, and ordered, the Norfolk and Western is taking care of its equipment in a most liberal manner.
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