The dinkey ran from the plant to he quarry (shale pit) just north of town (near the present day Beaver Springs reservoir) along the stream. It had a bell which it rang when crossing the bridge over Kern Run (the “Coon Hooven”). Alf Freed was the engineer, but Bobby Hartman remembers when shale was needed on Saturdays, his dad Lee, would take the dinkey up for some loads. It had two small cars then. Then Glen-Gary of Watsontown took over the plant, a second quarry to the west was opened up. Most if not all of this shale was taken by truck to Watsontown.
(What other raw material was later prevalently mixed with the shale at the pits? Answer next month.)
Answer to Last Month