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Norfolk & Western Historic Photos

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Photo ID: nw1461
Title: Carter Coal Company, Coalwood, West Virginia
Date: None shown
Norfolk & Western Historical Photos section
These are company houses along substation row.
Link to full-size picture.

 


Substation Row
Courtesy of R. Tim Gilley Collection
Article from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, May 22, 1988.
Note: the photo in this newspaper clipping is the same on as the one above (nw1461).  Tim writes: "Under the photo is the name "Melvin Grubb." I assume he is a relative of David Grubb of Welch, and is/was affiliated with the Grubb Studios in Bluefield."

 

 


Photo ID: nw1463
Title: Carter Coal Company, Coalwood, West Virginia
Date: 1930s
Norfolk & Western Historical Photos section
This is a view of Coalwood Main.  The Big Store and the Community Center are on the right.   The Clubhouse is on the left.  There is a railroad siding that runs up Snakeroot Hollow to the left.  (The siding was used to bring out coal from several mining areas that were up Snakeroot Hollow.)

The Community Center, at one time, housed a school and a theater.  The building was later torn down, and the basement was cemented over to become the Coalwood swimming pool that is still in use today.
Link to full-size picture.

 


Photo ID: nw1464
Title: Clubhouse and Doctor's Office, Carter Coal Company, Coalwood, West Virginia
Date: July 8, 1937
Norfolk & Western Historical Photos section
Link to full-size picture.

 


Photo ID: nw1462
Title: Consolidation Coal Company, Mine Number 25, Coalwood, West Virginia
Date: November 6, 1932
Norfolk & Western Historical Photos section
This would later be purchased by Olga Coal Company and would become Olga Tipple #1.
Link to full-size picture.

 


Photo ID: nw1466
Title: Front View of Apartment House, Coalwood, West Virginia
Date: July 8, 1937
Norfolk & Western Historical Photos section
This is in Coalwood Main.  This building is still used as apartments today.
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Photo ID: nw1465
Title: Rear View of Apartment House, Coalwood, West Virginia
Date: July 8, 1937
Norfolk & Western Historical Photos section
This is in Coalwood Main.
Link to full-size picture.