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This car was manufactured by the Easton Car & Construction Company of Easton, Pennsylvania. It is 33 and 1/2 inch narrow gauge and was used in the Stephens Jackson Slate Quarry (now the Dally Slate Company) in Pen Argyl Pennsylvania. This "side dumper" was used at the Courtney Hole to move sand to the structual slate and blackboard mill where raw slate was ground by the sand.

The car and diamond were gifted to the Phillipsburg Railroad Historians by the Dally Slate Conpany. Mike Piersa, field coordinator for the National Museum of Industrial Science was instrumental in obtaining this gift.

Other cars similar to this were used in the quarry to haul waste slate to the dump pile. These cars would be pulled up an incline by a cable that was powered by a steam engine.

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