This article discusses a growing trend noted among industrial and utility plants dependent on coal as their fuel source to combat rail car shortages by leasing coal cars for their own use. Although the railroad industry has testified to the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) that it is capable of keeping pace with the growing use of coal, many coal officials are not so optimistic. Examples of how two coal companies--Island Creek Coal Co. and Peabody Coal Co.--cope with car shortages are given.

  • Corporate Authors:

    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Authors:
    • Sullivan, A M
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 66-69
  • Serial:
    • Coal Age
    • Volume: 84
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312438
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM