Buchanan Fuel Krypton Tipple

Industrial / Kentucky

The Buchanan Fuel Krypton Tipple is a demolished coal tipple near a small surface coal mine in Kyrpton, Kentucky.

Constructed in 1975, 1 the Krypton surface mine was initially operated by Buchanan Fuel. Coal would be transferred from the mine to a conveyor which led to a stacking tube. The coal would then be dumped down the tube onto an even surface where it was pushed into a conveyor. Coal would be analyzed for impurities and moved to a flood-loader, which would funnel the coal into a 100-car siding for the railroad.

The Krypton mine operated until 2002. 2


  1. Rail construction stamp.
  2. 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.
  3. Signage.