Whence the coal

NW Mailing List nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org
Tue Apr 9 21:28:23 EDT 2019

The majority of coal going to this facility at Switchback comes from a
mountain top strip mine located above/to the west  of the tipple/loadout.
Look at the map provided at the attached internet address.  Go to the photo
view and the mine is clearly visible.  I spent several days shooting trains
between Panther and Bluefield a couple of weeks ago (one of my several
trips each year to the area).  We have operations at the Switchback
facility since it was initially put into operation.

Ed Painter: member #70 from Narrows, VA living in Cohutta, GA


On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 7:58 AM NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>

> Made it to the Bluefield area this weekend go to do a little exploring.
> Attached are photos of the loading facility near Ennis.  I have seen the
> entrance many times as I have passed by on 52 heading West, but had never
> investigated.  All the coal appears to be trucked in and then loaded into
> hoppers.  There are a couple units for shifting cars/cuts.  Does anyone
> have any information on where the coal that is loaded here originates?  I
> would have thought all the coal in this area would have been long gone by
> this point.  Any information would be appreciated.
> Jim Cochran
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