For a time the railroads bought coal at about 40 per cent of the price at tidewater, later at 65 per cent. ... hand, railroads which never owned bituminous coal carry that black ore more than twice the distance for the same price. ... in 1915 the Interstate Commerce Commission found the haulage of anthracite was less costly than that of many other ... With the complacency of great size linked with control of the heating market, anthracite producers did not even bother ... BLACK DIAMONDS 93.
|Author||:||Morris L. Ernst|
|Publisher||:||Beard Books - 2000-09-01|