Gondola cars with high enclosed sides were often used to transport coal along the Mann's Creek Railroad, as well as many others in West Virginia, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The car is part of Tom Zitter's collection at his home in Fort Recovery.
FORT RECOVERY - Growing up next to the railway has made a lifelong impact on Tom Zitter.
Zitter, president of Big K Mills, plans to lay roughly a mile of track around his rural Fort Recovery property for a locomotive he is restoring and five train cars he is recreating. [More