Flattop Yards

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Wed Nov 25 09:53:28 EST 2009

It seems that my msg got truncated -

I gather that it was a marshalling point for coal loads going out and empties coming back in for distribution to the mines. What else was it used for?

Dave Willis

(blt 1962, c/n 4)

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Subject: Flattop Yards
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 07:07:46 -0500
From: nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org

Lets go back to Flattop yards (just west of Bluefield) in the early 1950's:

What facilities or buildings were located there?
Since this was in double track territory, is it safe to assume that the westbound main was located with the eastbound main on one side and the Bluestone River on the other side?
Did the main lines both lay on the same side of the yard or were they spaced apart with the yard in between?
Do we have a drawing or sketch showing how was the yard laid out?
I gather that it was

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