Re: Tennessee Coal on the CB&Q

Tim O'Connor


Is this information qualified with dates? Coal mining is a
fungible business, and usage patterns can vary greatly over

Tim O'Connor

In thumbing through Richard Prince's book on the NC&StL he notes that
coal mined around Sewanee and Bon Air, Tennessee was transported to
The Twin Cities and to Omaha. This coal was also the preferred fuel
for the CB&Q's locomotives and "consequently [the CB&Q] became an
important customer for its use on the eastern divisions of that
railroad." I guess you "Q" modelers need to stock up on Kadee's
NC&StL offset twins and build a few of their USRA style twins too.
The NC&StL handed the coal off to the "Q" at Paducah-Metropolis.

Bill Welch
2225 Nursery Road; #20-104
Clearwater, FL 33764-7622

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