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Norfolk & Western - Hauling coal



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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


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I wonder what the record for most coal hauled with least coal burned is and what the stats are....
impressive
Lovely machines. Any chance of overhauling the surviving N&W Mallet?
Yep! That's one of the reasons we have climate change today...
Is there enough coal along the N&W to last 100 years or more?
Hey are there still enough coal reserves along the N&W railway to last say, 120 years? And are at least some of those reserves in the Pocahantas region?
A Big Boy could pull that all by himself
Today it Will be necesary 9 diesels to pull that.
This Pocahontas stuff has to be some of the very best and most impressive 1950s American steam footage ever shot. It's certainly what got me interested in US steam. Imagine the cacophony at the lineside! Cheers from UK.
So nice to see the real thing.
OIL burning resto-mods suck!
N & W were the coal kings before the u.p
3:01 A new 1950s B model Mack pulling a flat bed trailer .
How did the lead and pusher engineers communicate?
Awesome!!!!!! Part of the great, grand, glorious history of this country!!! Back in the day that nothing was impossible and Americans did whatever it took for progress! Awesome machines in an awesome time in this great land! Gods country!
Absolutely amazing. Lovely footage.
The Y6a and b,s were incredible machines scrapped way before their time A sad loss
Was having a third engine pushing from the end a common practice?
Diesels are boring.
I would not be standing inside that caboose for any amount of money
Watching steam engines is special. only saw a 614 C&O around year 2000 run an excursion in NJ. My dad grew up in a small coal town in PA. Very many families had people that died in railroad accidents. Relatives, 3 men, all with families, died either in the repair yards or switching yards. One died, crushed by a loco wheel he was working on. One died in a switching yard, run over when the train backed up, not realizing he was on the tracks. Railroad jobs around those steam engines meant long hours, extremely dangerous conditions, many accident & injuries. Few people in 2019 would work in such dangerous, hard job if they had other choices.


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Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.

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Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.