Re: Where Do You Get Your Bituminous Coal and a Going Price?
Posted: Mon. Aug. 30, 2021 1:50 pm
Last time I bought some (almost 10 years ago now) I had to drive down to S. Illinois and went to Knight Hawk Coal: http://knighthawkcoal.com/. They were one of the few places that A) had stoker coal and B) sold to the public.
There's a mine down around Peoria (or maybe north of Bloomington) I believe, but have no idea if they sell to the public.
You're not going to find anything closer unless maybe it's something specialized like blacksmithing coal. I don't know where the steam tractor people or the Illinois Railway Museum obtain steam coal, but it wouldn't help me any since I need stoker size. With all the coal powerplant closings as well as the University system switching over from coal to natural gas, the demand for stoker size has all but disappeared.