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Why coal towers at both Ludington and Baldwin?
Posted by Ben on 1/10/2015, 10:54 am
Can anyone explain why there were coal towers at Ludington AND Baldwin? Wouldn't trains have been able to run through between Saginaw and Ludington without stopping for coal?
I would guess Baldwin might be a good location on the Grand Rapids to Petoskey route, but then why wasn't the tower located on that line, instead of the Ludington-Saginaw route? I'm not familiar with what kind of range a load of coal would provide to road power on the PM in the later steam era.
- Why coal towers at both Ludington and Baldwin? - Ben 1/10/2015, 10:54 am
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