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Gallup in McKinley County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Coal Car

from 1890

 
 
Coal Car Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 15, 2021
1. Coal Car Marker
Inscription.  Miners hand-loaded coal cars, like this one, deep underground. Several cars hitched together were called a "trip." When full, a "trip" of coal cars were hoisted to the surface and dumped into larger railroad cars. The "hoist" and cars displayed here were used in the Gallup mines during the years from the 1890s to the 1950s. Coal mined in Gallup was shipped throughout the United States.
 
Erected by Gallup Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 35° 31.706′ N, 108° 44.52′ W. Marker is in Gallup, New Mexico, in McKinley County. Marker is on New Mexico Route 118 west of South 1st Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker and car are in front of the Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 US Rte 66, Gallup NM 87301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gallup's Neon (a few steps from this marker); Hoist (a few steps from this marker); Balloon Rally
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(a few steps from this marker); Main Street USA (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gallup's Brief History (about 300 feet away); Historic Buildings (about 300 feet away); Kitchen's Opera House (about 400 feet away); Navajo Code Talkers' Mural (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallup.
 
Coal Car Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 15, 2021
2. Coal Car Marker
Marker is in front of the Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center building.
Coal Car image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, October 15, 2021
3. Coal Car
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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