Re: DRGW Pacific Fleet Coal Contract

Bob Webber <no17@...>

At 06:30 PM 3/24/2005, you wrote:
I was told that DRGW had the contract to supply the Pacific Fleet with coal
up until the fleet's conversion to oil in the 1930s. Has anyone else heard
this? If so, I assume that the coal was delivered via UP.

Yes, the coal was from the Anthracite coal field north of Gunnison in the Crested Butte / Elk Mountain Area. Ironically, a lot of that are was and is owned (in terms of mineral rights) by the UP as a legacy of their owning the DSP&P.

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