Perusing RailPictures.net

George Courtney
 

I was perusing RailPictures.net this evening and came upon a photo taken in 1955 of a Lehigh Valley twin hopper being rerailed at Pine Branch on the Interstate Railroad in s.w. Virgina.
I know Pine Branch had new coke ovens that year and would suspect that the Lehigh Valley car was being sent home with coke. Perhaps for Bethlehem Steel? But I was curious why it wound up in s.w. Virginia in the first place?
If anyone wants a look go to RailPictures.net and type in 1955. It's on page 2 or 3 iirc.

George Courtney

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