Saturday, February 17, 2007

Erie Historical: Pennsylvania Railroad Announces Sale of Coal Dock

On August 21, 1965 , the Pennsylvania Railroad announced its plans to sell its coal dock property in Erie harbor. The pre-World War I vintage facility had primarily been used for coal cargoes bound for Bethlehem Steel's plant in Lackawanna, New York, but the previous summer had been put out of operation by high unit coal train rates.

From Telescope (Vol. 14.9, September 1965)

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