RailPictures.Net Photo: Interstate Coaling Station at Miller Yard, Virginia by Ron Flanary
 
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Interstate (more..)
Coaling Station (more..)
Miller Yard (more..)
Miller Yard, Virginia, USA (more..)
February 18, 2002
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Ron Flanary (more..)
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The hulk of the old coaling tower still stands at remote Miller Yard, VA in this 2002 scene. This facility once filled the tenders of Interstate and Clinchfield compound 2-8-8-2s, Clinchfield 4-6-6-4s, and even L&N 2-8-2s for a time. The L&N acquired trackage rights from Norton to Miller Yard in 1930, but only used them five years before turning their traffic over to the Interstate on a flat rate-per car fee. Miller Yard's days began to wane after 1973, when L&N sent its traffic to the Clinchfield via N&W trackage rights to St. Paul. By the mid-'80s, the Miller Yard line was abandoned. The portion through the Guest River Gorge from Flatwoods to Bangor is now a hiking trail. Today, Miller Yard is merely a passing siding along the Clinch River on CSX's KP Subdivison.
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