Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Rapido GLa Hopper--Anthracite carloads on Great Northern


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

It’s not an “if”, Chuck, you are correct; anthracite was indeed shipped all over as a water treatment consumable.

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Charles Peck
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2020 10:15 AM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Rapido GLa Hopper--Anthracite carloads on Great Northern

 

If I recall correctly (a big if), wasn't anthracite used as carbon filtration in water plants?

If so, fuel was not the only need for northeast hoppers far afield. 

Chuck Peck

 

On Sat, Dec 26, 2020 at 10:06 AM mrvant@... <mrvant@...> wrote:

A lot of western coal was shipped in boxcars on CP. Prairie towns had coal merchants’ bins with the trackside loading bins even with a boxcar floor and the coal was shovelled into them. OCS coal for CP in NB for those coal loader derrick contraptions came by boxcar from local mines too.

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