Coal slated to roll along MT rail line
September 3, 2009
MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Writer BROADVIEW
Developers of a reactivated coal mine in south-central Montana said Wednesday they expect to start shipping fuel next week to Midwestern power plants along a new 35-mile rail line. The Signal Peak Mine south of Roundup has undergone a $400 million expansion over the past year under the ownership of two Ohio companies, Boich Group and FirstEnergy. The companies brought in industry veteran John DeMichiei to transform the shuttered Bull Mountain mine into an operation that could soon account for about a quarter of Montana's annual coal production...