Re: Loading Char Coal in Alabama


Blast furnaces in West KY used charcoal until the end of operations on the eve of WWI. The availably of wood, iron ore and cheep labor locally made it economical. Unfortunately it wasn't until after the war a deposit of coaking coal was found along the IC to the north and the furnaces had long since been out of production, replaced by the modern furnaces elsewhere.
Mark Rickert
In a message dated 12/5/2015 1:04:15 P.M. Central Standard Time, STMFC@... writes:

Charcoal or Coke in 1909?
Al Kresse

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