Coal Cars Loading at McIntyre Tipple

At the tipple, railroad cars were filled with coal and were then transported to markets and sold. 

During World War II, coal was a vital natural resource used in the war effort. Indiana County coal statistics for the war years, by date and tonnage follows:

1942 9,057,812
1943 9,469,781
1944 10,622,724
1945 9,756,653




Clarence D. Stephenson, Indiana County, 175th Anniversary History,  vol. 2  
(Indiana, Pennsylvania: Halldin Publishing, Company, 1989), 559.         

Photo: courtesy Ed Swan collection.

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