Loose coal prices in CT, new london area/ Suppliers?

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Loose coal prices in CT, new london area/ Suppliers?

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:02 am

Was wondering about loose anthracite coal prices in bulk .. and any suppliers that actually carry loose in CT?
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Re: Loose coal prices in CT, new london area/ Suppliers?

PostBy: EasyRay On: Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:00 pm

The only place near me that did bulk was on Dwight Street in New Britain but they closed their doors recently. I don't know of another place in this area that does bulk. Maybe someone else knows of another place in CT that does bulk.
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Re: Loose coal prices in CT, new london area/ Suppliers?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:55 pm

EasyRay wrote:The only place near me that did bulk was on Dwight Street in New Britain but they closed their doors recently. I don't know of another place in this area that does bulk. Maybe someone else knows of another place in CT that does bulk.

I called there today. Al had a message on the machine saying he is trying to sell the place and that he should have more info after today.
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Re: Loose coal prices in CT, new london area/ Suppliers?

PostBy: EasyRay On: Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:09 pm

coaledsweat wrote:
EasyRay wrote:The only place near me that did bulk was on Dwight Street in New Britain but they closed their doors recently. I don't know of another place in this area that does bulk. Maybe someone else knows of another place in CT that does bulk.

I called there today. Al had a message on the machine saying he is trying to sell the place and that he should have more info after today.


I didn't think he was open at all. Is he still selling coal?
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Re: Loose coal prices in CT, new london area/ Suppliers?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:47 am

Al is pretty old, I don't think he's physically up to running the business anymore so I believe he is closed up. I just called there again and the message says the same thing but the date for updated info has been changed from the second to the eighth. There must be some issue with the sale.
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Re: Loose coal prices in CT, new london area/ Suppliers?

PostBy: EasyRay On: Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:07 am

I'm gonna be out and about today so I may just take a ride by there. I'll be passing near there anyway.
I used to get my coal from there starting about 1975 but in the last seven or eight years I have a place that is much closer to my house and is more convenient for me.
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Re: Loose coal prices in CT, new london area/ Suppliers?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:57 pm

Any updates on Al?

I've always wanted to see the place before it was sold.
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Re: Loose coal prices in CT, new london area/ Suppliers?

PostBy: EasyRay On: Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:37 pm

Well, I never got a chance to swing by his place today. I ended up having to go in a different direction. Maybe I'll take a ride over there Monday. The German Restaurant East Side is on the same street, so I'll have lunch while i'm over there. :)
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Re: Loose coal prices in CT, new london area/ Suppliers?

PostBy: EasyRay On: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:27 pm

Well I took a ride over there today and the place is deserted. :( Its gated and locked and a lot of brush growing around everything. The worst part is the restaurant I was going to on the same street is closed on Mondays. :roll:
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Re: Loose coal prices in CT, new london area/ Suppliers?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:25 pm

That's too bad!

Thanks for looking, Ray.
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Re: Loose coal prices in CT, new london area/ Suppliers?

PostBy: Townsend On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:29 am

I haven't been over to see Al yet this year but I'll be trying to get over there before the sale. Here are some pics I took last earlier this year of Al and his place.

The place always had the feeling like it had not changed much since the 1940's. Especially inside the little scale house where Al would conduct business on a classic push key manual cash register. Great guy and I will miss seeing him.
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PostBy: Townsend On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:31 am

Some more pics of the New Britain business.
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PostBy: Townsend On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:35 am

These are the towers where coal would be off loaded by train back in the day. He still used them. I can recall backing up to the rear of the bins, getting close enough to drop a load from the chute in my F-350 and seeing Al manual controlling the the chute openings with a hand held 3lb sledge by banging away on the levers to open and shut the chute!
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PostBy: Townsend On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:37 am

Some more pics.
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PostBy: Townsend On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:38 am

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