Company houses

NW Modeling List nw-modeling-list at
Fri Feb 16 00:27:19 EST 2007

Your friend can't be right. Jim Nichols

NW Modeling List wrote:

>I know this is a little different for a topic, but I am looking for some

>information. I recently built a coal mining facility complete with several

>company houses and a company store. My question is: When did automobiles

>start to show up owned by company house residents? A friend of mine said

>they did not have cars before the late fifties or early sixties. I have

>seen pictures of company houses with cars at a much earlier date. Since I'm

>modelling the N&W in the mid-to-late fifties, I would like to have cars and

>trucks but would like to be somewhat accurate.

>Thanks for any insight,

>Ron K.



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