Re: 24' Minnesota Ore Car questions


There's still high-quality iron ore under the mountains of northern New Jersey and southern New York: there's a book about it called "Vanishing Iron Works of the Ramapos". A little railroad called the Sterling Mountain RR came down to meet the Erie at Sterlington, NY (between Suffern and Harriman). Extraction became un-economic in the 20th century because (1) the ore is deep underground and must be shaft-mined, and (2) the land is more valuable as suburbs.


Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

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