Re: Coal in the Northwest

Andy Carlson

The SP&S coal dock was built in Wishram at the NP's insistence, for the intended use of NP engines, which ended up rarely, if ever, using the Pasco-Vancouver(WA) line. It was torn down years later hardly ever used. After the turn of the Century, the SP&S was an almost 100% oil burning line.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Fri, December 25, 2009 8:04:55 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Coal in the Northwest

For shame.... and you live in the Northwest? Tsk tsk. In addition to the
NP, the SP&S was also a substantial user of coal burning locomotives and
had a large coal dock straddling the mainline in Wishram WA.

Tim O'Connor

At 12/25/2009 05:05 PM Friday, you wrote:
I lived in Minnesota from the mid-50s to the early 70's, More than one local
TV news program proclaimed proudly "Here in the Great Northwest". Maybe
that's what confused Tim. False advertising by the TV stations.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon (herein the real Great Northwest)
www.sunshinemodels .com

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