Medway oil and propane

Medway oil and propane

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:12 pm

Got a lead on this place. Supposedly they got coal by rail. Any Ma. members know them? Matt
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Re: Medway oil and propane

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:34 pm

Ask Richard to move this to another spot on the forum. Not many people seem to visit the State forums. Smitty might be able to check on this as lives out that way.
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Re: Medway oil and propane

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:16 pm

Thanks for the tip ONEDOLLAR. Was looking for Barney Coal located in Milford, Ma. Medway Oil and Propane and Medway Oil Co. came up on google searches. Don't know if they are all the same co. or not. Talked to a friend on the railroad and he thinks they stopped getting railcars a couple years ago. Have to do some more digging. Anyway if he went to trucks I'm sure the price is no better than the other coal dealers around Ma, NH. No need to move topic. Looks like a lost cause. Matt.
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Re: Medway oil and propane

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:28 pm

I am light-years and a world away from Medway ... thankfully. :D

Although for a rail car of coal, I might be tempted to venture that far east. It'll be tough for me though ... ;)
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Re: Medway oil and propane

PostBy: gerry_g On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:05 am

DePippo79 wrote:Got a lead on this place. Supposedly they got coal by rail. Any Ma. members know them? Matt


I'm a happy customer of Medway Oil. They bought Barney Coal located in Milford which is located on a rail line but I think they get most or all coal by truck these days. The coal business has changed and a rail car load of one size is overkill in this area. Prices seem pretty average for the area.

For many sizes (say rice) they only handle bagged coal but it doesn't cost much more than any bulk dealer that delivers in the area. No delivery charges in my area. Their bagged coal is Reading which seems decent quality.

They have the best delivery setup for pallets I've seen. A super fork lift that parks on the back of their truck. The lift is high wheeled and can get almost anyplace. It can get a pallet just into my garage, after that they even help me move it with my hand pallet jack!

No other bagged outfit I can find will do anything other than drop pallets at the end of my driveway.

For bulk coal, Cranston Coal in Cranston, RI serves a fairly large area. Good for bulk coal. They carry bagged also but taking it off the truck is your problem. (no pallet jack or lift on their truck). The have free bulk delivery over a fairly large area (well into MA) and a long shoot (15'?) that can dump into a bin or entrance 5' high provided no trees or wires block the dump truck.
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Re: Medway oil and propane

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:56 pm

I take 2 ton or less loads on my pu truck. For loads of more than 2 tons I run my boom truck and pallet forks and can most time put them right where the cust. wants. I have a couple of places that I can use a pallet jack and roll them inside. Wish I had a piggyback, but they are BIG $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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Re: Medway oil and propane

PostBy: gerry_g On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:15 pm

crazy4coal wrote:I take 2 ton or less loads on my pu truck. For loads of more than 2 tons I run my boom truck and pallet forks and can most time put them right where the cust. wants. I have a couple of places that I can use a pallet jack and roll them inside. Wish I had a piggyback, but they are BIG $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


Silly question, how does a NJ dealer help those in MA (this forum)?

gerry
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Re: Medway oil and propane

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:45 pm

I was just saying that a piggyback is the way to go and I wish I had one. Some guys just put the bags in a dump truck and dump in a pile wherever they can get the truck.
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Re: Medway oil and propane

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:37 pm

Talked with some people I worked with at CSX shortly after the original post, they said Barney Coal (Medway Oil and Propane) haven't seen railcars in a few years. I didn't see a need to research the company any further. Matt
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Re: Medway oil and propane

PostBy: gerry_g On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:47 pm

DePippo79 wrote:Talked with some people I worked with at CSX shortly after the original post, they said Barney Coal (Medway Oil and Propane) haven't seen railcars in a few years. I didn't see a need to research the company any further. Matt


They still have plenty of coal, just find 18 wheeler delivery cost effective.


I but my coal from them.

gerry
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