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Iron mule

By | May 24, 2021

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Coal hopper moves along unloading trestle alongside ship

Coal hopper moves along unloading trestle alongside ship

Iron mule

An unseen “iron mule” between the rails propels a coal car, with a brakeman aboard, toward a dumper at Newport News, Va. The C&O, along with rivals Norfolk & Western and Virginian, moved millions of tons of coal to be transloaded to ships in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. Chesapeake & Ohio photo

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