Re: I don't really think of the B&A as serving areas rich in mineral resources

Armand Premo

The Berwind was also a major supplier for Vermont.Armand Premo

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Subject: [STMFC] Re: I don't really think of the B&A as serving areas rich in mineral resources


So ... since this doesn't include anthracite coal, I assume this is
only a fraction of the coal being rail hauled into New England states?

Are there any other coal classifications besides bituminous and anthracite?

Were there any coal burning power plants located away from water transport
in New England in this era?

Tim O'

>Bituminous Coal Movements in the United States, Walter H. Voskuil
>The Geographical Review 32: 117-127 (1942)
>Summary: In 1937, the relevant U.S. Fuels Administration Market Areas in the northeast
>were 1 and 2, Market Area 1 consisting of eastern New England and Market Area 2 consisting
>of western New England and portions of the Mid-Atlantic states. Market Area 1 included
>Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
>Bituminous Mining Districts 1 through 3 and 6 through 8 supplied coal to Market Areas 1 and 2
>in 1937. Mining District 1 was mostly central Pennsylvania, 2 was mostly western Pennsylvania,
>3 was mostly northern West Virginia, 4 was eastern Ohio, 5 was central Michigan, 6 was the
>Wheeling, West Virginia, area; 7 was mostly southern West Virginia, and 8 was far
>western Virginia and eastern Kentucky.
>The quantity in tons by method of transportation was:
>Mining District Market Area 1 Market Area 2
>District 1 All-Rail: 569,659 10,190,733
>District 2 All-Rail: 70,553 3,202,118
>District 3 All-Rail: 125,240 5,067,066
>District 6 All-Rail 0 59,758
>District 7 All-Rail 6,056 293,102 (low-vol)
>District 7 All-Rail 0 606 (high-vol)
>District 8 All-Rail 51

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