another coal routing question

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Mon Sep 2 09:16:14 EDT 2013

I consulted a friend (retired NS and from Indiana) and he provided this information:

Columbus-Bradford-Ridgeville-Logansport-Hartsdale-EJ&E delivery.

Ed Painter Narrows,VA living in Dahlonega,GA

On Aug 29, 2013, at 9:45 AM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at> wrote:



> 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, IN.


> 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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