Author Topic: Litzelman Coal Company  (Read 1310 times)

trainmaster53

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Litzelman Coal Company
« on: January 22, 2016, 12:12:10 AM »
There was at one time in Indianapolis a Company called Litzelman Coal Company. It was located somewhere around the Moorefield B&O Yards in Haughville. Does anyone know anything about this Company or know where I might find Information about it. It may have also been known as Litzelman Coal and Oil Company. I am trying to get this information for a Friend who grew up in the area of Moorefield Yards on North Belmont Ave. I am not exactly sure where this Company was located as there were several small Coal Company's in that area.

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Re: Litzelman Coal Company
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2016, 12:02:54 PM »
I have found that Litzelman Coal & Supply Company was switched by the B&O at Moorefield Yards. Litzelman Coal & Supply Company was at MP101.6 and MP 101.7. The Moorefield Yard Engine House was at MP 101.3. I just happened to find this by accident. Again, If anyone knows any information about this Company, Please let me know.

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Re: Litzelman Coal Company
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2016, 09:06:14 AM »
I found this in an online listing (not a scan, unfortunately) from Polk's Indianapolis Suburban Directory 1959:

MOOREFIELD COAL CO
O C Litzelman, Pres, Coal and Coke
445 N Holmes Ave, Indpls (22)
Tel ME 6-6888
(See Yellow Page 24)

The address of the company is indeed at the western edge of the former Moorefield Yard, on the south side of the main:

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I found another address for Litzelman Coal Co at 1130 Kentucky Ave, which is west of Drover St between I-70 and Morris St.