Re: seasonal coal traffic
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After about 1910 slightly less than half of the C&O and N&Ws coal went to Tidewater (Newport News and Norfolk) and the majority went West.
From: "Charles Peck lnnrr152@... [STMFC]"
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 12:19:04 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] seasonal coal traffic
My thought on this is that perhaps the market for coal grades used for home heating may well
have been seasonal. Coking coal for steel making and coal for power plants would not be
so 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] <STMFC@...> wrote: