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  1. Iron Belt #236 leads a northbound coal drag

    Iron Belt #236 leads a northbound coal drag

    A pair of SD38-2 locos, still wearing the colors of the fallen-flag Iron Belt regional line, pull a string of coal hoppers northbound through the town of Parma, Ohio, on CSX's Cleveland, Lorain & Wheeling [CL&W] Subdivision. Their cargo is destined for the coke ovens of the Erie Steel...
  2. Coke quenching in action

    Coke quenching in action

    A huge cloud of steam rises skyward as thousands of gallons of water rains down upon freshly-baked, 2000-F coke. The Iron Belt Railway (now a subdivision of CSX) transports the raw coal from mines in West Virginia to this Lake Erie steel mill; ore and limestone, the other two key ingredients in...



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