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Re: [CBQ] Eastbound Coal Trains Through Savanna

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Subject: Re: [CBQ] Eastbound Coal Trains Through Savanna
From: "Michael Woodruff" <mwoodruff54@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2020 10:38:42 -0700
Colstrip, MT on the NP would be my guess as to where that train was loaded.


On Sun, Nov 1, 2020 at 6:40 AM Tom Mack via <> wrote:
There are several slides right now on eBay of a BN coal train in July 1970 heading eastbound through Savanna.

Here is the train coming toward the camera showing it to clearly be a coal train with a mix of various hoppers:

Here it is going away showing the first car is GN 70838, a hopper loaded with coal:

The only place I could think of where a solid eastbound coal train like this would be coming from is the Powder River Basin. Or is it coming from perhaps somewhere else?

The bigger question I have, however, is whether these trains were started after the merger, or did some of these coal drags run pre-merger on the Q in 1969 or early 1970?
Tom Mack
Cincinnati, OH

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