VGN coal in 1953

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  The big question:  Where did export coal, a big factor, figure in.  Was it listed under "on line," "off line," or both?  The ICC "distinctions" are not helpful.  If "both" then what distinguishes "on line export coal" from"off line export coal?"      Glenn:I suspect it was listed as "on line".  Some coal arriving Sewalls Point andLamberts Point had never been sold.  The consignee was shown as thecoal agent.  Unlike a load say for Ford Motor which had two "free days" beforedemurrage set in ( penalty for failure to unload promptly)  export coal got 10 "free days" before demurrage set in.  So that gave the coal agent more time to find a buyer. The coal loaded on-line  had been billed to Norfolk and unloaded on-line at Norfolk.
Coal from mines on the Clinchfield, for example, and received from ACL atJarratt could be an example of off-line export coal".           Harry Bundy
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