HOME HEATING COAL (and cars that "shouldn't" be in K&C's book)


The original question in this thread was about *home heating* coal;
how much of that was anthracite?

How coal came to New England depended on *where* in New England one
meant. Two years ago we discussed the Alburgh, Vt., coal trestle at
which the Rutland received coal for transshipment. That coal didn't
come by barge, I don't think :-), but in hoppers from many roads. See
messages 43288 and 43309 (among many in that time frame).

The answer to a lot of these questions about routing seems to be "it
depends" ... on local circumstances in many cases. Frustrating yet

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

--- In STMFC@..., timboconnor@... wrote:

Actually, most of the barged coal was consumed along the
coastlines. And I
did say "most" coal, not all.

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From: "Garth G. Groff" <ggg9y@...>

Your statement doesn't account for so-called Tidewater coal (N&W,
C&O or
VGN), at least some of which went north from Hampton Roads by
collier or
barge to New York or Boston, then was reshipped by rail from