Coal Tipple

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Coaling Tower

Left over from the days of coal fired steam engines, this concrete coal tipple can still be seen in Michigan City, Indiana. Coal (or grain if this was used after the steam age) would be sent up the conveyor at the left, to the top of the tower. It would then drop into the open topped rail cars below.

Too bad there isn't a water tower in the vicinity as well........

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