Uloading Coal Down South (New Orleans)


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Late 40's there was a small coal yd next to the IC Government Yd. Yard was used to service IC, GCL & T&NO pass trains and power. This little yard had a slightly elevated track with a small pad or pit to dump the coal and a conveyer track unit to put the coal in various piles. I have a aerial pic of the IC yard and this yard was on the other side of the now Earhart Expressway.
The Southern had a coaling tower at its St. Louis St. roundhouse and service area.

Reuben Feuge @ Poplarville, Ms

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