New England-bound Coal

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New England-bound Coal

Post by R&PEditor » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:08 am

PA-origin coal is planned (based on corroborating rumors) to head to Bow NH via CSX. At least one train is likely en route. What is the likely origin, and what route they will take to Albany NY? Many thanks.

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Re: New England-bound Coal

Post by pumpers » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:30 am

I don't know about the route, but it is unlikely to be a regular occurrence. It's no longer a base-load plant and doesn't run much. From a news article in September entitled: "Merrimack Station power plant almost never runs these days, but not because of protests" https://www.concordmonitor.com/merrimac ... h-28840181
Fair-use quote:
In fact, said Andrews, even though Granite State Power has owned the plant for two years it hasn’t had any coal delivered by rail. The mountains of coal left behind by Eversource have sufficed and may last this winter as well

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Re: New England-bound Coal

Post by Ironman » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:52 am

I know it came through Cleveland and Buffalo and over the Mohawk Sub. to Selkirk. It's getting ready to leave Selkirk now for it's trip over the B&A and to the Pan Am at Worcester.

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Re: New England-bound Coal

Post by pumpers » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:35 pm

Going through Cleveland doesn't sound like Pennsvlvania coal, although maybe to maximize the CSX mileage it went west to get on the old NYC main heading east.

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Re: New England-bound Coal

Post by R&PEditor » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:32 pm

Newell PA to Willard OH, then east. CSX all the way to Worcester MA.

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