BIT COAL FOR STEAM LOCOMOTIVE

Re: BIT COAL FOR STEAM LOCOMOTIVE

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:43 am


this little engine runs on hard coal
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Re: BIT COAL FOR STEAM LOCOMOTIVE

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:00 pm

Berlin wrote:what is the name of the mine? Mark at Valier coalyard supplies coal to loco's all over the country. give him a call, tell him your issues and I'm sure he'll be able to sell you coal that won't do any of those things. http://www.valiercoalyard.com/contacts.html

i believe this is the place we are currently getting coal from. we have been dealing through a broker and not directly with the mine. i am looking for 2x5 or 3x5, basicly about the size of your fist.
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Re: BIT COAL FOR STEAM LOCOMOTIVE

PostBy: Berlin On: Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:52 pm

valier coalyard blends coal from their mines and other mining operations depending on the customers requirements. They have access to excellent quality western pa bituminous coal, and supply some of the best high volitile western pa coal available for home heating - yes, it's high volitile, but it doesn't clinker easily and has an acceptable coke button to prevent excessive firebox coke production (commonly referred to on this site as "bridging"). I would be surprised to find that you are having issues with valier coal, however there a few possiblities: 1. the fireman isn't firing the boiler properly; 2. incorrect coal supplied by the broker ; 3. Incorrect coal specs ordered. I would highly suggest contacting mark at valier coalyard directly and having a discussion with him about the issues that you're having and ask what coal or coal blends that he supplies that would be least likely to create those issues. Mark is a pretty good guy to deal with and he's been running the coalyard most of his life, I'm sure he'll be able to help you - tell him steve from buffalo sent you; then when you have some information, talk to the individual responsible for buying your coal.
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Re: BIT COAL FOR STEAM LOCOMOTIVE

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:50 am

SMITTY wrote:The steam locomotive likes it fast & hot, I take it ....... just like soooo many of my exes .... :rimshot: :alone:


I know I am responding to a very old post but I can't resist.....So, Smitty, is that why they are your "ex's"?

I gotta ask, Smitty.....do you smoke after sex?

"Cuz if you do, you are doing it too fast! :P
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Re: BIT COAL FOR STEAM LOCOMOTIVE

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:35 am

No ... they're exes because they were all bat *censored* crazy! :lol:

Great in the rack .... not much good anywhere else ... toothy
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Re: BIT COAL FOR STEAM LOCOMOTIVE

PostBy: bernie2925 On: Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:24 am

Were can i get bit coal in eastern PA..
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Re: BIT COAL FOR STEAM LOCOMOTIVE

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:12 pm

bernie2925 wrote:Were can i get bit coal in eastern PA..

Fisher Mining Company has a location in Montoursville, PA. Active officers include John A Blaschak, Daniel Blaschak, Steven Blaschak and Anthony Blaschak. The company's line of business includes Bituminous Coal/Lignite Surface Mining.

Phone: (570) 322-4717

Category: Bituminous Coal/Lignite Surface Mining Strip mining, bituminous


http://www.penncoal.com/wst_page2.html
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Re: BIT COAL FOR STEAM LOCOMOTIVE

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:51 pm

Great picture at the end of first page! I can see the late 40's early 50's cars in background.
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