Wednesday, June 25, 2014

This and that

Assuming the EPA's proposed new rule for existing coal-burning power plants kicks in, you'll still see coal being moved on the Ohio River. But where will it come from, and for what use? An analyst talks to SNL Financial about that.


You think of the Powder River Basin in Wyoming as a coal-producing area, but it also put out crude oil. And some of that oil is headed to or through the Ohio Valley to refineries east of the Mississippi.


And a master's degree student in history at Youngstown State University has written her thesis on three railroad bridges, one of which crosses the Ohio River at Steubenville OH and Follansbee WV. On the rare occasions I get up that way, I like to get a glimpse of that bridge. The section is long, and I haven't read it all yet, but if you want to give it a try, see if this link works.

M/V Buckeye State

My Internet service is working again, and I was able to get out for a little while yesterday with my granddaughter, meaning it was time for see if any boats were in the area. As it turned out the Buckeye State was.

Maybe she was getting irritated, or maybe she was three minutes away from falling asleep, but my girl gave me the same look her momma used to when I wanted to stop somewhere and get a picture of a boat, a dam or a bridge.

I'm keeping her anyway.