Re: Coal into New England

Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>

On Oct 1, 2004, at 12:38 PM, benjaminfrank_hom wrote:

Armand Premo wrote:
Still a mystery, at least to me, were the number of Berwind cars
that were interchanged with the CV at Alburgh. They were generally
returned as empties in approximately three days later.

One possible clue is that Berwind hoppers were private-owner cars. 
They wouldn't be handled the same as railroad-owned cars, as normal
car service rules wouldn't apply to them.
To expand on what Ben said, I think that as a private owner, Berwind
was actually shipping coal via its own cars directly to customers. My
dad remembers seeing Berwind cars in the New Haven area in the late
1940s and early 1950s. I wonder if there was a significantly higher
preponderance of the Berwind-PRR cars seen in NE over the Berwind-C&O

Ted Culotta

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