RailPictures.Net Photo: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Coal Dock at Lorain, Ohio by Doug Lilly
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Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) (more..)
Coal Dock (more..)
Lorain, Ohio, USA (more..)
May 19, 1979
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Doug Lilly (more..)
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The B&O coal dock stands silent over Lake Erie. In the left center are two of the "barneys" that pushed loaded cars up the slope to the loader, where the contents into the car would be unloaded and transferred to a waiting ship. After the car was emply, it would be nudged out of the far end of the loader, where it roll down a slope, through a trailing-point spring switch, and up the kickback track, seen in the right distance. On the kickback, gravity would stop the car, and reverse its direction. The car would then roll through the spring switch to a diverging track leading to a loaded car yard. The dock was idle on this day. I remember thinking that it was abandoned when I was there, but some information that I have seen hints that it may have still seen occasional service at this time.
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