Modern Coaling Tower
Concrete Design * Serves Three Tracks * Coal Delivery Shed * Loaded with Separate
Details * Decal Signs Included |
As larger engines entered service, many
railroads found their older coaling towers couldn't handle the increased demand.
By the 1920s, railroads began contracting with outside firms to build new coaling
towers. Concrete was the material of choice as it was easy to use, affordable,
fireproof and weatherproof.
Based on an Ogle design, the Modern Coaling
Tower will be a focal point in any engine terminal. And towers like this were
also built on the mainline to refuel engines on the road. The model features realistic
"concrete" walls plus detailed chutes and mechanisms. Like the prototype,
it can serve three tracks at once, making it an ideal choice for maximizing service
in minimum space. The same sturdy construction that made these towers appealing
to railroads also made them hard to get rid of! With its metal parts removed for
scrap, the tower could still be standing in a contemporary scene, a reminder of
how things used to be.
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