Re: we all know hoppers dont travel right?


By the early 50's much of domestic use of coal had switched to anthracite to decrease air pollution.  To that end you would need


cars for this purpose.  While the PRR did serve anthracite mines the vast majority were served by the roads above which is why collectively they were known as the Anthracite Roads

Rich Orr

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From: Charles Peck lnnrr152@... [STMFC]
Sent: Mon, Nov 17, 2014 1:44 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: we all know hoppers dont travel right?

Alex, you might add L&N with KY bituminous in 55 ton hoppers.
Chuck Peck

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 11:09 AM, Alex Schneider aschneiderjr@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
Other than home road hoppers, what roads would be appropriate on NYC rails in western Michigan, circa 1952? And would there be a distinction between loads to an electric generating plant, to a coaling tower, and to a coal yard for domestic use? Would 70 ton hoppers be more or less appropriate to any of these destinations?
  • PRR
  • B&O
  • C&O
  • N&W
  • VGN
  • Monon
  • C&EI
  • Wabash
  • IC
  • CB&Q
  • MP
Thanks in advance.

Alex Schneider

Posted by: Alex Schneider <aschneiderjr@...>
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