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Encyclopedia > Coal pier
Aerial view looking east of Virginian Railway coal piers at Sewell's Point on Hampton Roads near Norfolk, Virginia. The original 1909 pier is at the left. The larger pier to the right was completed in 1925.

A coal pier is a transloading facility designed for the shipment of coal. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, large coal piers were erected by railroad companies at ports on the Atlantic Coast and Great Lakes in the United States. Image File history File links Virginian Railway Coal Piers at Sewells Point VA File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Virginian Railway Coal Piers at Sewells Point VA File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Virginian Railway (AAR reporting mark VGN) was a Class 1 railroad located in Virginia and West Virginia in the United States. ... Hampton Roads, Virginia 1858 Sewells Point is a peninsula of land in the independent city of Norfolk, Virginia in the United States, located at the mouth of the salt-water port of Hampton Roads. ... Hampton Roads, from state map of pre-civil war Virginia circa 1858 Hampton Roads is the name of both a body of water and the land areas which surround it in southeastern Virginia in the United States. ... Nickname: Motto: Crescas (Latin for, Thou shalt grow. ... Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (strip mining). ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Seaport, a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1638 The Port of Wellington at night. ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. ... The Great Lakes from space The Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes on or near the United States-Canadian border. ...


The bulk commodity of coal transported by rail was transferred to ships. Destinations were in the U.S., in Canada along the Great Lakes and along the northern Atlantic Coast, and overseas for export customers. The ships used for this purpose are called colliers. Italian ship-rigged vessel Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor, 1976 A ship is a large, sea-going watercraft, sometimes with multiple decks. ... Collier may refer to: a bulk cargo ship that carried coal. ...


In Virginia, beginning in 1881, coal piers, operated by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) on the Virginia Peninsula at Newport News and in South Hampton Roads by the Norfolk and Western (N&W) and Virginian Railway (VGN) at Norfolk, made the port of Hampton Roads the largest shipping point of coal in the world by 1930. C&O and Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) had facilities on Lake Erie, with B&O also shipping from Baltimore. Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ... 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) was a Class I railroad formed in 1869 in Virginia from many smaller railroads begun in the 19th century. ... The Virginia Peninsula is a peninsula in southeast Virginia, bounded by the York River, James River, Hampton Roads and Chesapeake Bay. ... Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth and Norfolk, Virginia from space, July 1996 Newport News is an independent city located in Virginia. ... South Hampton Roads is a region located in the extreme southeastern portion of Virginia in the United States. ... Norfolk and Western Railway (AAR reporting mark: NW), a US class 1 railroad, was formed by more than 200 railroad mergers between 1838 and 1982. ... The Virginian Railway (AAR reporting mark VGN) was a Class 1 railroad located in Virginia and West Virginia in the United States. ... Nickname: Motto: Crescas (Latin for, Thou shalt grow. ... Hampton Roads, from state map of pre-civil war Virginia circa 1858 Hampton Roads is the name of both a body of water and the land areas which surround it in southeastern Virginia in the United States. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1876 map The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) is one of the oldest railroads in the United States, with an original line from the port of Baltimore, Maryland west to the Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia and Parkersburg, West Virginia. ... Lake Erie, looking southward from a high rural bluff near Leamington, Ontario Lake Erie (pronounced ) is one of the five large freshwater Great Lakes in North America, which are among the largest in the world. ... This article is about the city in the US state of Maryland. ...


In modern times, CSX Transportation continues to serve coal piers at Newport News, and Norfolk Southern operates a large complex at Lambert's Point in Norfolk. In September, 2005, Norfolk Southern reported that it had loaded "the billionth ton of coal at Lamberts Point's Pier 6, the largest coal-transloading terminal in the Northern Hemisphere." [1] CSX Transportation (AAR reporting mark CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the CSX Corporation. ... Norfolk Southern Corporation (AAR reporting mark NS) NYSE: NSC is a US publicly-traded stock corporation based in Norfolk, Virginia. ... aerial view of Norfolk and Western Railway coal piers and yards at Lamberts Point, on Elizabeth River at Norfolk, Virginia Lamberts Point is a point of land on the south shore of the Elizabeth River near the downtown area of the independent city of Norfolk in the South...


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