NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Norfolk Southern is celebrating 50 years of service at its coal transloading facility in Norfolk.
The railroad operator marked the anniversary of the original dedication of Pier 6 at a ceremony this week.
The facility at Lamberts Point was completed in July 1963 and formally dedicated three months later. It was built at a cost of $25 million, or $190 million in 2013 dollars.
It was original built to load ships bound for steel mills around the world. It serves the thermal coal market.
Pier 6 also has the ability to blend coal from different sources to precise formulas as it is being loaded onto ships.
Norfolk Southern says it has invested more than $43 million in the past five years to maintain and upgrade facilities at Lamberts Point.
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