National Geographic : 1929 Apr
THE LAMBERT POINT COAL PIERS AT NORFOLK Three great coal-carrying railroads bring millions of tons of coal down to Hampton Roads. In a recent year 27,500,000 tons rolled down from the mountains and went into the bunkers and holds of ships that sail the seven seas. Of this more than 13,000,000 tons went toNew England toturn its factory wheels, drive its locomotives, and keep its populace warm. The three dumps in the foreground are capable ofunloading 120-ton cars with as much ease as a laborer dumps a wheelbarrow. Cars are lined up to await their turn, as shown in the illustration onpage 455.