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Port Covington Terminal, Coal Pier No. 4, Baltimore, Independent City, MD



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Item Title


Location
Coal Pier No. 4, Baltimore, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MD-75
Significance: The Western Maryland Railway Port Covington Coal Pier is one of the last railroad coal unloading piers in Baltimore. During the Pier's operational life (1921-1974), it went from representing the state-of-the-art in east coast coal unloading facilities to complete obsolescence. The Coal Pier's capacity to rapidly unload large quantities of coal into ships, which resulted from a combination of two types of dumpers, made the Western Maryland Railway, and in turn the Port of Baltimore, a major competitor for the transportation of coal from eastern coal fields. The Coal Pier was thus an important part of the history of development of the Port of Baltimore.

Subjects
Piers (marine Landings)


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. View Northeast, Entire Site
2. View East, High Lift Dumper
3. View Southeast, High Lift Dumper (Horizontal)
4. View Southeast, High Lift Dumper (Vertical)
5. View West, High Lift Dumper
6. View West, High Lift Dumper and Kick Back
7. View East, Rotary Dumper
8. View West, Rotary Dumper
9. View East, Rotary Dumper
10. View Northwest, Mule Haul
11. View Northeast, Conveyor Belt
12. View Northeast, Conveyor Belt
13. View Southwest, From High Lift Dumper Towards Kick Back
14. View Southwest, Detail of Kick Back
15. Photograph of Original Drawing of Boat Loading Plant, Drawing No. 67220, dated 9/12/21 (original in possession of CSX Transportation, Inc.)
16. Photograph of Original Drawing of Boat Loading Plant, Drawing No. 67221, dated 9/16/21 (original in possession of CSX Transportation, Inc.)
17. Photograph of Original Drawing of Direct Loading Lifting Car Dumper, Drawing No. 64460, dated 9/30/20 (original in possession of CSX Transportation, Inc.)
18. Photograph of Original Drawing of Revolving Car Dumper, Drawing No. 9-22, dated 4/19/56 (original in possession of CSX Transportation, Inc.)
19. Photograph of Original Drawing of Arrangement of #2 Car Dumper, Drawing No. A-1020-b, Undated (original in possession of CSX Transportation, Inc.)


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