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This is purported to be a postcard from around 1908 showing the railroad entrance to Coalwood.  We are unsure where this would have been taken.

 


DGcm4220: This is a supply train sitting on the tracks that ran behind the Big Store in Coalwood.  Photo compliments of the David Goad Collection.

 


DGcm4219: Train crew.  Photo compliments of the David Goad Collection.  (See photo below for names of crew members.)

 


Coalwood's Passenger Train
Photo Courtesy of R. Tim Gilley Collection.
Tim says about the picture of the train: "Can't do any better as, when Early Smith, one of Olga Coal's Mine Foremen sent to me, he had reversed the print which was no better. I had to retype the names of the crew and glue underneath the photos."

 


DGcm5171: Coalwood Service Station.  This is where the Country Store is today.  The mine foreman's house would be behind us.  Photo compliments of the David Goad Collection.

 


DGschoolbribge: This is the road leading to Coalwood Main.  Parallel to the road are the N&W railroad tracks which lead to the tipple.  (The tipple is behind us on the left side of the street.)  Coalwood School (a.k.a. Coalwood Junior) is the building on the hill on the left.  The steel pedestrian bridge takes the children across the road and the railroad tracks to school. Photo compliments of the David Goad Collection.

 


Homer Hickam, Sr. at work in the mine.  Photo compliments of the Homer Hickam, Jr. collection.

 

Jim Hickam
1962-1963 Football Season.
Photos from the Virginia Tech Athletics Archive.

 

 


1928 Coalwood Junior High School Baseball Team
Photo Courtesy of R. Tim Gilley Collection

 


Coalwood Community Center
Photo Courtesy of R. Tim Gilley Collection
This building was located next door to the Big Store in Coalwood Main.  At one time, the building housed a community center, the Industrial Grade School, and a theater.  After the building was torn down, the floor and walls of the basement were covered with concrete and turning into the Coalwood swimming pool!

 


Club House in the 1920s
Photo Courtesy of R. Tim Gilley Collection

 


Consolidated Coal Company Tipple
Photo Courtesy of R. Tim Gilley Collection
(Tim attributes the photo to the David Goad Collection)

 


Men's Comedy Group
Date unknown
Photo Courtesy of R. Tim Gilley Collection

 

 


Coalwood Sunday School
Date unknown
Photo Courtesy of R. Tim Gilley Collection

 


Olga Woman's Club, 1963.  Photo courtesy of the David Goad Collection.