COAL: What the Railroads Bear

The anthracite coal strike, costly to all consumers of hard coal, is also expensive to the railroads engaged in loading anthracite. These roads are the Delaware & Hudson, Lehigh Valley, Lackawanna, Reading, Central of New Jersey, Lehigh & Hudson, Lehigh & New England, and Pennsylvania.

Normally these roads load 1000 cars of anthracite a day at this time of year. At present, since only anthracite coal in storage is available for shipment, only about 300 cars a day are being loaded, with a tendency toward decreasing amounts as time goes on. As...

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