Loose car coal customers

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Loose car coal customers

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Saw a single carload of coal in Eastbound Q326 today. It was in a steel hopper, so it was not a power plant load that had been bad ordered and set out (I’ve seen a handful of those lately on Q326).

I presume this is coal for a heating plant somewhere. Who still gets coal a carload at a time in Michigan?

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I recall that they went to Rougemere, Could be wrong though :roll:
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Car looked to be right behind some flat cars of pipe, car labeled HMJX 20046 for anyone that can view the waybill.
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You sure it wasn't coke?
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ABC in Cadillac still gets a few carloads of coke a week. Usually arrives in single car lots or maybe a few cars.
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Looks like coke to me. To big of pieces for coal.
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HMJX 20046 released loaded 8/5 in Waupaca WI. Traveled to Tarrant AL, released loaded again so I think it was an empty from WI since Tarrant AL is home to ABC Coke. The car is currently in GR MI. I'm assuming it will go to Ann Pere to the GLC.

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Coke it is! Thanks for all the info.

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Coke it appears based on the route the car has traveled and it's status L or E or in this case L & L LOL

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TSS wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:55 am
Saw a single carload of coal in Eastbound Q326 today. It was in a steel hopper, so it was not a power plant load that had been bad ordered and set out (I’ve seen a handful of those lately on Q326).

I presume this is coal for a heating plant somewhere. Who still gets coal a carload at a time in Michigan?
Would this be Reading & Northern Cars, if so them go to Zilwaukee Michigan.

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