Remnants of the Burden Iron Works Troy, NY

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Re: Remnants of the Burden Iron Works Troy, NY

Post by D Alex » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:44 pm

SST wrote:......
I immediately started wondering what Buffalo[or any other city] must have been like during its peak with homes burning coal along with the railroads locomotives.
Well, my dad spent the summer of 1945 as boilerman's assistant in Pittsburgh, working for the PRR. He said that some days the coal smoke was so thick, the streetlights came on in the middle of the day.

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