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Chama Coal Tipple

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Chama Coal Tipple
Description: Chama, New Mexico
Built in 1924, this tipple is probably the only one of its kind still functional and is the only wooden one in existence. Cars carrying coal would be pushed onto the coal loading track on the other side of the tower.
The coal was then dumped into bins and hoisted by buckets to the top of the structure until needed. The coal was loaded into the tender through the loading chute on the west side of the building (side seen in the photo).
Category: Travel and Place

Uploaded on 6/14/2012 10:01:05 AM

Made with Sony Alpha A550 Digital SLR Camera

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