Kimmels coal is not the best Anthracite it is probably one of the worst Quality Of Anthracite you can buy The reason it is like burning rocks is because most of it is rocks If you want the good stuff you will have to go up 15 to 30 miles N W up the Interstate to get the good Anthracite Next Time you are in the area Let me know I will take you to the good coal breakers You will beCaptain Michael wrote:Hi,
I live in Allegheny country Pa, Heres the scoop. The city of Pittburgh banned residentual coal use 40 years ago. But no such ordanance exist in the county.Bituminous coal is very common in Western Pa. I still know several people who have coal furnaces in thier homes. Mostly rural or farms. The Largest undergroud producer of coal in the USA is headquartered in Pittsburgh. CONSOL ENERGY (CNX) Its amazing how many people don't have a clue just how big of a role coal plays in our national energy statagy. 51% of the electricity in our nation is coal fired. BITUMINOUS COAL not Anthracite. 25% of the worlds coal reserves are in the USA. What the middle east is to oil we are to coal. And snce I work for the coal company I purchase house coal for 26-28 dollars per ton and its been burning very nicely in my Harmon Mark III for 20 years. I just bought my first ton of anthracite 2 weeks ago at Kimmels coal yard just north of Harrisburg. I'm struggleing to make it work. This stuff is like burning rocks. So many of you guys say its good so I gotta believe. My first post. Sorry for being long winded
Hi Mike check Your PMCaptain Michael wrote:I plan on being out that way on Sat. to pick up a used Harmon I bought on craigs list for my son. I also planned to puschase another ton of coal while I was out there. I had purchased a couple bags of blyshack or something like that last year locally and it burned really well, I'm no brain surgeon but I'm far from stupid and for a guy that don't know squat about hard coal I think this Kimmel coal is crap. If I could get some better stuff I would blend it as I went. I'll be in Chambersburg early Sat mornig and I don't mind driving up to Harrisburg or a little North. OK men help a felloy coal guy out. Who got the good stuff?
Duengeon master wrote:I didn't get to ride the river boat, but driving a truck for a living, and seeing the signs on rt. 95 for the train ride, it was just too tempting to refuse. If you and your family like steam train rides, there are several near us. just pm me I will be happy to get you info!!e.alleg wrote:The Essex steam train is pretty nice ride. I used to live in Moodus just over the river so we went on the excursion a few times including the riverboat ride.
JJLL wrote:I just got into a discussion with a friend about how it is illegal to burn Bituminous Coal anywhere in Allegheny County, PA
He said it was illegal, I said I'd have to find out
Is there any truth to this?
bksaun wrote:I must be warped, I love the smell of coal burning. I think it comes from my love of steam locomotives I new as a child.
Stink! What Stink?
I have ridden your train a few years ago what ever happened to that 4-8-4 northern you had there? the ride was awesome!!! Do you guys need an apprintace fireman? I live in Penndel. 20 mi south. do you guys have any excursions planned.New Hope Engineer wrote:Duengeon master wrote:I didn't get to ride the river boat, but driving a truck for a living, and seeing the signs on rt. 95 for the train ride, it was just too tempting to refuse. If you and your family like steam train rides, there are several near us. just pm me I will be happy to get you info!!e.alleg wrote:The Essex steam train is pretty nice ride. I used to live in Moodus just over the river so we went on the excursion a few times including the riverboat ride.
Pennsylvania has some very nice steam train rides,i happen to run one in bucks county.