another coal routing question

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Thu Aug 29 10:45:33 EDT 2013

Which route did US Steel coal go toward Gary after it was handed off to
PRR in Columbus?
Salt Water:
There appears to have been a slight mileage advantage to route the coal
via Logansport, but I suspect it went to Ridgeville, IN up to Ft. Wayne and
moved to destination on the PRR's New York-Chicago main line. That way
it avoided all the congestion of the Chicago suburbs.

Incidentally, some of the US Steel coal was billed from Gary, WV to Gary,

After the PRR/NYC merger, the route used by PC to return the mty hoppers
proved to be costly to N&W . . . . .but legal. Harry Bundy
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