Steam era coal routing

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Thu Aug 29 17:02:53 EDT 2013


Other colors were used later, but in addition to green and white, orange
was for short (distance) loads. US Steel had their own tag scheme and
no-tags didn't move with at least one exception. Keystone no-tags were
moved to Eckman or Kimball Yard to avoid the tipple from becoming blocked
off due to high output and short outlet tracks.

Grant Carpenter

> Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2013


> For the person who asked about this subject earlier, according to the

book "The Norfolk & Western Railway: Williamson Terminal- 1953" by Vern
French, westbound coal (to Portsmouth, Ohio, etc.)was marked with a green
tag and eastbound coal (to Bluefield, etc.)was marked with a white tag.

> Lois J.Ponton

> N&W steam historia

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