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    Hi Dave,

    This one at Kearney, NJ operated into the 1950's, I found photos on-line of this plant by a Life Magazine photographer from that time.

    The ovens at Hellertown (Bethlehem Steel, next to South Bethlehem) were running into the 90's, the coke being shipped by railcar out to the former Lackawanna Steel plant at Buffalo, NY., then owned by Bethlehem Steel.

    My Maternal Grandmother continued to cook on a coal fired pot-bellied stove into the mid-60's, and the furnace was coal fired as well, in eastern Pa.

    The design date for TriState is 1920. My screenshots have diesels for lack of period steamers specific to the railroads within. ( my definition of Transition era is the advance beyond Stephenson Valve Gear. )

    Doug Relyea
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    In the 1920's the B&O Georgetown Branch served a coal gassification plant in foggy bottom. Rumor is that plant is one reason the area got it's name (the antics of the state department is another). The plant was gone in the thirties.
    Christopher

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    Hi,

    It grows
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    When these plants closed would be based more on when it became uneconomical to operate them, than a specific time. I would expect it was easier to get a pipeline to Washington DC from the west, than it was to get one to North New Jersey and NYC.

    Doug Relyea
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    Hi,

    About halfway through the traveler and the elevated conveyor belt. Is this puppy complicated!

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    The gas side should be a cakewalk compared to this.

    Doug Relyea
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    Making stuff that works, using outdated Software on outdated Hardware.

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    and a couple more

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    I wanted to see if the traveler would export, and when it did, had to see if it would place in the RE.

    Doug Relyea
    Making stuff that works, using outdated Software on outdated Hardware.

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    Nice !! Very nice !

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    I wanted to see if the traveler would export, and when it did, had to see if it would place in the RE.

    Doug Relyea[/QUOTE]
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    It looks really good in the SIM!

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    Oh my goodness that looks cool!
    Big grimy industry isn't easy. You've done it! (again)

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    Hi,

    Thanks, it's coming along nicely, I think. I think the moire is more from my antiquated system than anything else.

    Doug Relyea
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