Re: NKP hoppers

Malcolm Laughlin <mlaughlinnyc@...>

Posted by: "ed_mines" Captions in a NKP publicity photo book said that most coal on the NKP
was moved in C&O hoppers. My assumption was that the NKPs own hoppers
were used to ship company coal. (The book's captions have been
criticized in this forum before).


There is no reason to think the railroads own cars were used for company coal unless it was from mines on the NKP, which were not many, and they were far from the closest mines to major MKP terminals like Buffalo, Chicago and St. Louis.

Malcolm Laughlin, Editor 617-489-4383
New England Rail Shipper Directories
19 Holden Road, Belmont, MA 02478

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