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Where to get coal in Central Indiana?


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Old 07-11-2008, 09:44 AM
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Default Where to get coal in Central Indiana?

Hi,
This might be off topic here, but maybe someone knows where some stoker or lump coal could be bought here in east central indiana? I've done several searches to no avail... anyone??
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Default Re: where to get coal in Central Indiana???

I just paid the invoice for the good Kentucky lump coal for Wauseon....$185/T. Floyd & Bret Dennis in Delta, OH have it trucked up. Very good coal, but pricey. They also supply the Five Points Steam Thresher show next weekend.

How much do you need? If the quantity is large enough, they might be able to assist you in getting a brokered load delivered.

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Our club buys coal from a company around Brazil IN. One of our club members takes a farm truck a hauls a load. You could probably search on the internet for businesses around Brazil that sells coal. Good Luck
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I found this company in the yellow pages. It might be a good place to start.

City Coal Yard
116 N. Depot Street
Brazil, IN 47834
812-448-8128

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Default Re: where to get coal in Central Indiana???

Yep, The City Coal Yard in Brazil on (of course - Depot Street); it's been in the same location since we moved here in 1955. They stopped taking delivery by rail in 1982; even the live steamer folks and local blacksmiths get their coal here. It hasn't changed a bit - hope it never does....

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Default Re: Where to get coal in Central Indiana?

Having grown up near Brazil Indiana...you will find different grades of coal in the area....I would insist on best....else you will have yellow smoke coming out of your stack (sulfer)....and it will stink as well. But there is good coal in the area...you'll just have to pay for it.
Personally if I was around the northern Indiana area....I would contact the Hesston Railroad museum and see if I I could purchase some Pocahantas coal from them....thats the best coal that I have ever found or seen....I believe that they order it by the train car load...no clinkers.....3 bushel will run my half scale all day....its a hard and shiney coal...looks like it has been painted with gloss black paint...takes away about half the job of firing...and burns very hot.....one year I went up there and run my engine for two days....then went home, cleaned out the ashes and checked a week later and I still have 30 lbs of pressure..... okay the last sentence is kind of stretching it......but it is good coal
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Default Re: Where to get coal in Central Indiana?

The place in Brazil does sell Pocahontas coal. I checked a while back and you could get it by the 50# bag or they could load some bulk. I do not remember all the sizes but they did have stoker

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Default Re: Where to get coal in Central Indiana?

the place in Brazil is a place to get dandy good blacksmith coal. For a more local supplier to Eastern IN ask one of the folks at the Pioneer Engineer's Club in Rushville.
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