Grand Trunk Western Standard Coaling Tower

Grand Trunk Western Standard Coaling Tower (HM2MD)

Location: Grand Haven, MI 49417 Ottawa County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 4.035', W 86° 13.702'

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Built in 1925 by Ogle Construction Co. of Chicago. Illinois.

All ladders, stairways and other steel hardware were stripped from the tower when it was removed from operation in the early 1950's.

In use, a hopper car of coal was spottedover the pit, under the arches, the bottom hopper doors were opened and the coal dropped by gravity from the car into the pit where a bucket hoisted the coal to the storage bin at the top of the tower.

The attached concrete shed contained the power source and mechanical equipmetn to activate the hoist bucket which was controlled by an operator in the hoist tower.

The locomotive tender was spotted under the coal discharge chute and a lever activated by the fireman opened a door in the chute to allows the coal to pour into the tender by gravity.

Specifications:
Construction - Concrete and steel
Type of Loading- Bucket and hoist
Height - 79 feet
Width - 28 feet
Length - 30 feet
Capacity - 200 tones of coal
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HM NumberHM2MD
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Placed ByPere Marquette 1223 Preservation Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 7:30pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 562826 N 4768571
Decimal Degrees43.06725000, -86.22836667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.035', W 86° 13.702'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 2.10" N, 86° 13' 42.12" W
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Area Code(s)616
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 Jackson Ave, Grand Haven MI 49417, US
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