VGN coal in 1953
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Sun Aug 22 14:44:07 EDT 2021
Thank you Harry. You are, of course, one of the people I was hoping would
provide some insight. And your recollection, and the demurrage info that I
was quite unaware of, is greatly appreciated. Take care of yourself.
On Sun, Aug 22, 2021 at 12:55 PM NW Mailing List via NW-Mailing-List <
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> The big question: Where did export coal, a big factor, figure in. Was it
> listed under "on line," "off line," or both? The ICC "distinctions" are
> not helpful. If "both" then what distinguishes "on line export coal"
> from"off line export coal?"
> I suspect it was listed as "on line". Some coal arriving Sewalls Point and
> Lamberts Point had never been sold. The consignee was shown as the
> coal agent. Unlike a load say for Ford Motor which had two "free days"
> demurrage set in ( penalty for failure to unload promptly) export coal
> got 10 "free days" before demurrage set in. So that gave the coal agent
> more time to find a buyer. The coal loaded on-line had been billed to
> Norfolk and unloaded on-line at Norfolk.
> Coal from mines on the Clinchfield, for example, and received from ACL at
> Jarratt could be an example of off-line export coal". Harry Bundy
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