A rotary car dumper or wagon tippler UK is a mechanism used for unloading certain railroad cars such as hopper carsgondolas or lorries tipplers, UK. It holds the rail car to a section of track and rotates the track and car together to dump out the contents. Used with gondola cars, it is making open hopper cars obsolete.
The short answer is they didn't. In many locations, when it was time to unload, the train was pulled under a steam line that "defrosted" the coal in the cars so it would unload. As far as coal in the tenders, the fireman was constantly removing scoop-fulls from the bottom so the pile was always sloughing off.
It came out of the ground, it goes into a power plant, soot comes out, and West Virginia dies happy and very, very early. The end. Sure, it had to go onto a train at some point, and that train was probably unloaded by Dickensian street urchins with shovels or something.
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Railroads and steam engines both were invented in the and 's, in the European coal mines, although it wasn't until the 19th century that steam engines were put on their own wheels on the rails so that they would be self-propelled. In a sense, coal cars predate even these developments, as they were simply wagons with flanged wheels added. This contemporary heritage is even reflected in the terminology.
Click to Enlarge. Photo: Steve Hepler. Through the efforts of long-time WRyM supporter Frank Reilly, a very substantial grant has been gifted to the Museum which is being directed towards the complete restoration-to-operation of this historically significant railcar that comes to us with an abundance of NJ transportation history. The cars all sat in the Hoboken yard all day in the hot summer sun and were plenty hot each evening for the commute home.