Cabooses and unit trains

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Mon May 25 20:34:33 EDT 2020

When was the use of cabooses ended?

When did unit coal trains begin?  Were any used for export trade thru Lamberts Point?  For transfer to barges at Kenova?   To US Steel at Gary?  Any customers other than electric generating stations?
Glenn Fisher
Cornwall PA  (one time the site of the largest iron ore source in the world)
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