Coal: Lifeblood of American Railroading

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Coal: Lifeblood of American Railroading – 65 years of stories on railroading’s most important commodity. 13 articles, 122 pages
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Read all about the exciting world of coal trains as captured in the pages of Trains over the years. In this TRAINS Express PDF package, go deep into West Virginia and wander way out west in search of the black diamonds that are the lifeblood of American railroading. Here’s the line-up of stories from the Trains magazine archive:

- “Big Three” By Stuart Covington, Pages 20-31, April 1945
- “Coal Supports the Norfolk & Western” By Eric A. Grubb, Pages 13-23, November 1947
- “Coal Carrier” By H.A. McBride, Pages 20-26, January 1950
- “Black Diamonds and White Diesels” By Donald Sims, Cover, pages 40-46, January 1956
- “Tide 470” By David P. Morgan, Pages 16-22, April 1956
- “What a Railroad Does Best” By David P. Morgan, Pages 16-19, May 1963
- “Coal: Going, Going, Gone?” By John G. Kneiling, Pages 37-39, October 1967
- “The Case of the Shipper Who Owns His Own Train” By David H. Hamley, Pages 38-47, September 1971
- “Powder River Country” By Fred W. Frailey, Cover, pages 40-63, November 1989
- “Coal from the Crowsnest” By John F. Garden, Cover, pages 28-35, April 1992
- “Pocahontas Pride” By Kevin P. Keefe, Cover, pages 34-43, September 1994
- “ABC’s of Railroading: Who Owns Those Coal Cars?” By Robert S. McGonigal, Pages 72-73, March 1996
- “Black Diamonds” By Don Phillips, Pages 46-57, January 2001

(122 pages, 13.8 MB)
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