coaling locomotives at Claire Yard question

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Mon Apr 4 22:21:43 EDT 2011

I don't know what other coaling trestles were parallel to the coaling track like the one at Clare, but there were several coaling trestles that crossed over the coaling track(s) such as the attached photo of Dwight, VA. Others of this type were at Vickers and Richlands, both in VA.

The brick building partly visible on the right is a power house for the signal system. It was fed from the same coaling trestle.

Gordon Hamilton
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In the attached photo, it looks as though there are coal chutes below the hopper that is on the elevated track above the retaining wall at Claire Yard. Can someone confirm that this was used for coaling locomotives at that location?

How many other locations on the N&W were serviced in this fashion?



Dr. J. Brent Greer


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