Tag Archives: Coal

The Legendary St. Nicholas Coal Breaker In Mahanoy City, Pa.

The Legendary St. Nicholas Coal Breaker: Mahanoy City, Pa.

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COAL COUNTRY (Part 1 of 2) Hazleton, Pennsylvania

COAL COUNTRY!… Hazleton, Pennsylvania

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Norfolk Southern To Combine Divisions With Headquarters In Roanoke, Virginia

Norfolk Southern is consolidating operations in two of its divisions spanning Norfolk to southern Ohio and basing the new division in Roanoke. The consolidation will mostly affect NS jobs in Bluefield, West Virginia, where one of those divisions is currently based. The railroad says that it’s streamlining operations in order to operate on a more cost-effective […]

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ACF Coalveyor & Bathtub Gondolas: EAMX (Sullivan Scrap & Metrobec)

  In the second half of the 20th century, coal haulage shifted from open hopper cars to high-sided gondolas. Using a gondola, the railroads were able to haul more coal per car since gondolas didn’t require the equipment needed for unloading. However, since these cars don’t have any hatches for unloading, the railroads had to […]

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