Re: grain box cars were primary coal carrriers

Tim Gilbert <tgilbert@...>

David Smith wrote:

What would the coal loading equipment have consisted of? Also, was this a widespread practice (eastern roads as well) or was it local to the grain states?


In JK Nelson's 1941 Wheel Reports of the OSL (UP) between Green River WV and Montpelier ID, boxcars were used to carry coal westbound - I assume from mines in Wyoming. In his 1942 Wheel Report, that practice seemed to have been dropped since there were no boxcars carrying coal westbound.

Tim Gilbert

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