Re: seasonal coal traffic


MICHAELCALO3403 <michaelcalo3403@...>
 

As Barry says - at least according to ads in the local Annapolis MD paper, the Evening Capital, coal was specifically advertised as being cheaper during the off-season and purchase at sale prices was urged by the dealers.

Mike Calo
Glen Burnie MD  (just south of Baltimore)


From: "Cyril and Lynn Durrenberger durrecj@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 1:38:27 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] seasonal coal traffic

 

Also the storage room in the house may not hold the amount of coal needed for the whole winter, especially in places line Minnesota.

Cyril Durrenberger
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On Mon, 9/21/15, Barry Bennett barrybennetttoo@... [STMFC] wrote:

Subject: Re: [STMFC] seasonal coal traffic
To: STMFC@...
Date: Monday, September 21, 2015, 12:36 PM


 









I would think that the high
season for shipping household coal would be in summer.
Households may USE the coal in the winter but BUYING the
coal would more likely be an all year or summer event. Very
few folk would be able to finance buying in their winter
fuel in one hit, so would buy week by week/ month by month
in small lots of maybe one or two sacks at a time through
the year to build a stock for the winter months. Coal was
probably cheaper in summer anyway, less demand, and waaaaaay
easier to ship and deliver during the warmer
seasons.
Barry
Bennett
On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at
5:19 PM, Charles Peck lnnrr152@...
[STMFC] wrote:















 









My thought on this is
that perhaps the market for coal grades used for home
heating may wellhave been seasonal. 
Coking coal for steel making and coal for power plants would
not beso affected by the seasons.  Coal
going north over the Great Lakes would also have been a
warm weather traffic as the Lakes freeze
in winter.  My idea is that industrial coal use
much outweighed winter heating use. Just my
supposition, no data to offer. Can anyone comment on
export coal going to Norfolk and such ports being seasonal
or not?Chuck Peck in FL
On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at
12:01 PM, ed_mines@...
[STMFC]
wrote:















 









Inline with Tony's recent post,
I think off road hoppers used for coal would be returned
to their owners in the summer months rather than pay the car
owners demurrage or maybe just to equal out demurrage
payments.
I've never seen any
discussion of this except that empty home road hoppers were
stored everywhere in Scranton during the
summer.
Any
comments?
Ed Mines





















































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