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Railroads - Thurmond Coaling Station

Built in 1922, the concrete reinforced coaling station, was designed by the Fairbanks, Morse and Company, of Chicago, IL, to hold a 500 ton capacity of coal. Read more about the Thurmond Coaling Station ...
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The old Coaling Tower is one of the few remaining reminders of the stream-era left in the Thurmond Yards.

Another view of the C&O Ry.'s old Coaling Station at Thurmond, WV.

Pigeons often roost atop the giant Coaling Tower, at least  between the clatter of passing trains through Thurmond.


Thurmond #1 - More Thurmond, WV photos of railroad-related subjects.

Thurmond #2 - Still more Thurmond, West Virginia railroad-related images.

Thurmond #3 - Yet another collection of Thurmond rail-related photos.

Thurmond, WV Railroad Structures - Photo Gallery


Thurmond Coaling Station

West Virginia Railroads

Visit our sister site for history, news, photos, and links related to the railroads of West Virginia.  At WVRailroads you also can download  scale drawings of the Thurmond Coaling Station, Thurmond Depot, Thurmond Engine House, and Thurmond Yards.

Early History of the C&O --A Web page from Historic Mount Hope  provides a brief historical sketch of the early history of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. The site also provides a history of the C&O's Loup Creek Branch and histories of various shortline railroads of the area.




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