Mike Brock <brockm@...>
Ted Culotta writes:
I can only comment on the Eastern cars (L&N, B&O, C&O, etc.), but, incoal
drags from the B&O, C&O, L&N, N&W, VGN, they are long strings of cars onlyan
N&W hopper drag contains only N&W cars, with maybe one VGN or C&O carmixed
in - modelers who put an N&W loco followed by hoppers from a number of...Ooooh no, here we go again...Thompson and Hendrickson will be reaching
for more wine wondering if the TV might provide relief....Yes, trains would
contain mostly N&W cars, although I have noticed quite a few Clinchfield
cars coming out of Roanoke eastbound on video tapes. roads.
These cars were
either to serve on line customers or to move coal to bulk shipment pointsthe
Great Lakes via other roads' rails -Yes, but the largest...at least according to the Prince book...amount of
coal from the N&W went into the midwest...and, not on N&W tracks. Of 52
million tons of coal moved in '48, 22 million tons went west, 10 million
went to the Great Lakes, 10 million went through Lambert Point, and the rest
went into the South, VA, and DC areas. Of the 52 million, at least 30
million went off N&W rails.
these cars would then almost always be
promptly returned to the N&W to go back to the mines).No doubt.
Some of these cars
would make it off line to other roads' rails, such as in the Northeast,but
the Anthracite roads' (CNJ, RDG, Erie, D&H, LV, LNE) cars were morecommonly
seen offline in the Eastern US than their bituminous carrying cousins.Yes, but those 32 million tons of coal traveling west and to the Great Lakes
did it on foreign tracks. The N&W might have been something of a "captive"
RR in that its coal trains consisted of...as you say...mostly N&W cars. But,
while few foreign coal carrying cars may have ventured onto N&W tracks, the
inverse is not true. N&W coal carrying cars requented foreign tracks often.