Steam era coal routing
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Fri Aug 30 07:08:40 EDT 2013
This is all very useful. I will use the information in developing operations for my model railroad.
On Aug 29, 2013, at 5:02 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> 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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