Doesn't ring a bell, a large operation open in Missouri in '62, a tad bit
after this list.
They had to buy some N&W hoppers to meet demand.Maybe another RR
From: Tim O'Connor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Fri, January 28, 2011 1:10:24 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Illinois Coal industry
I have this vague memory, that I read somewhere that the
largest mine on the Wabash in the postwar era was somewhere
in Indiana, not Illinois... Does that ring a bell with anyone?
The Wabash for years 1937-1939 inclusive:
originated-and-terminated-on-line: 1,343,053 tons
originated-and-delivered-to-others: 1,186,661 tons
received-from-others-and-terminated-on-line: 6,136,093 tons
received-from-others-and-delivered-to-others: 2,383,201 tons
total 11,049,008 tons
Most of the above numbers are significantly depressed compared
to the period 1928-1930, reflecting the effect of the depressed
economy which didn't end until WWII.
I have data for the above categories for these years for Alton,
Wabash, C&EI, and CGW for coal, wheat, and corn, and partial data
for a number of other cargos.
I have ORIGINATING TONNAGE numbers for 17 cargo categories for
Illinois in 1937-1939 (and 1928-1930) for 12 railroads (Alton,
AT&SF, C&EI, C&NW, CB&Q, CGW, CMStP&P, CRI&P, IC, IT, TP&W, WABASH).
FYI -- total ORIGINATING TONNAGE for all commodities from Illinois:
1928-1930 -- 171,626,367 tons
1937-1939 -- 128,211,981 tons -- a 25% decline!
I can also tell you how many cars the B&O interchanged with 'western'
railroads at Chicago, Peoria, and St Louis annually 1937-1939... but I
From the WRHS, Coal on the Wabash by Mark Vaughn, from Illinois State Mine