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HNWR163

FILES

HNWR163.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

HNWR163

Description

A hopper car loaded with coal coasts down the "hump" incline toward classification tracks at the Portsmouth, Ohio freight yard. This car is half-way through the master retarder. The scale house and assistant yard master's office are located in the center. From this yard, coal would go to distribution points at Columbus and Cincinnati.

Creator

unknown

Source

Images of Rail: Norfolk and Western Railway by Nelson Harris

Date

Circa 1950s

Contributor

Nelson Harris; Virginia Museum of Transportation

Rights

Please contact the Virginia Room at 540.853.2073 for permission to use.

Format

Digital tiff

Type

Still Image

Identifier

HNWR163

Citation

unknown, “HNWR163,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed September 29, 2020, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/HNWR163.