Re: The Strange Case of the MP Hoppers on the Santa Fe


olin4812
 

It's very possible that MP hoppers may have run over Sherman Hill on
the UP in the early 50's because Geneva Steel also used 20% Arkansas
Coal between 1956 and 1966. It's possible that it may have started
earlier.

Low-volatile Bituminous Coal such as found primarily in NW Arkansas,
parts of Eastern Pennsylvania and parts of West Virginia when mixed
with Utah high volatile met coal produced a mix with better coking
characteristics.

See posts from Bruce Collins on the DRGW list and Utahrails for further
info:
http://utahrails.net/utahcoal/utahcoal-other.php

Olin Dirks
Omaha, NE

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