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.

Great. Thanks

Tom Lewis

On Aug 29, 2013, at 5:02 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at> wrote:

> Tom,


> 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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