Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Rapido GLa Hopper--Anthracite carloads on Great Northern
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And since PRR got to Chicago, it is possible some could me shipped further west on GN, MILW or SOO/CP to points west
It’s not an “if”, Chuck, you are correct; anthracite was indeed shipped all over as a water treatment consumable.
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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.
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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