Buchanan Fuel Krypton Loadout
Constructed in 1975,(1) the Krypton mine was marked as active in 2002.(2) It was initially operated by Buchanan Fuel, Inc. had a permitting number of 897-6027. Coal would be transferred to a conveyor to a stacking tube, which would dump coal onto an even surface so that it could be pushed into a conveyor in a tunnel. From there, the coal would be analyized for impurities and then shifted to a flood-loader. The loader would funnel the coal into a 100-car siding for the C&O.
The mine has since closed but may reopen under the International Coal Group with a permitting number of 897-8043.(3)
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- Coleman, Christopher D. “VOLUME 3b: CSX’s EASTERN KENTUCKY SUBDIVISION, RAVENNA TO HAZARD.” W&H MAIN YARDS: Guide to Appalachian Coal Hauling Railroads. N.p., 2002. Web. 4 Jan. 2010. Article.