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I should add that up until the early fifties, the home heating market was still active, so individual carloads would have gone to local coal dealers in the region. Also more small foundries were operating which needed coal and coke. Institutional heating and industrial use could take multiple carload lots.
On Saturday, February 15, 2020, 03:57:29 PM EST, Gino Damen <g.damen@...> wrote:
modelers in the Netherlands) are wondering where the coal from Alabama was
transported to? Was it to Mobile or went everything to Lamberts Point?
I got lucky. The guess of twenty pages
(including covers) was good, but date of issue was March 1, 1952. I have been
relieved of pages 17-18. I have attached scan of cover and map of Alabama
On Thursday, February 13, 2020, 08:42:31 PM EST, C J
Wyatt <cjwyatt@...> wrote:
I have one somewhere if I can find it. I am thinking late forties,
staple bound, about 20 pages. Unfortunately someone took a pair of scissors to
some of the sections.
On Thursday, February 13, 2020, 08:11:24 PM EST,
George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...> wrote:
I am not aware
of a comprehensive coal mine directory but mines are mentioned in various
extensive are in files about the coal pier at Charleston. Mines on the
Interstate and Southern in SW VA, and how much traffic moved on the L&N
are described there.
212, 244, 353, 363, 369, 379, 435, 437, 547 and the “Southern News Bulletin”
(SNB) reference many mines in Alabama and Tennessee. (A list of contracts was
published some time ago and I will check to see if the GRAB has DVDs with the
SNBs scans in stock tomorrow. They are an excellent source of information on
photo (1 of about 30) shows the Charleston coal pier under construction July
11, 1915. In addition to loading colliers, I was surprised to find ships came
to the pier just for bunker coal, a good side business for the Southern.
All of these
topics would make for an interesting TIES article if someone is interested in
doing the research.
On Feb 13, 2020,
at 5:55 PM, Evan Miller via Groups.Io <nsrailfan82@...
ever publish coal mine directories? I’ve seen several published by the
Virginian Railway. They list the various coal loadouts that the railroad
served along with the monthly amount of cars shipped per loadout. I was
wondering if Southern published something like this and if any are in the