Coal’s economic impact extends to the Roanoke Valley

May is now here, the month that FreightCar America is set to begin work on a big order building new coal cars for Norfolk Southern. The order calls for 1,500 new cars in the next 18 months, and that means 200 jobs.  As News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports, it’s an example of coal’s contribution to the Roanoke Valley economy.

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