Chesapeake and Ohio Coaling Tower
The tower today. Though its appearance is decrepit, it is structurally sound.
The coaling station under construction in the early 1920s.
These diagrams of the tower depict how coal moved through the structure.
Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, Coaling Station, Astride tracks west end Thurmond Yards, Thurmond, Fayette County, WV, Library of Congress. January 1st 1988. Accessed April 29th 2021. https://loc.gov/pictures/item/wv0321/.
Harper, R Eugene. Thurmond Historic District, National Register of Historic Places. September 15th 1983. Accessed April 29th 2021. http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/fayette/84003520.pdf.
Hitchcock, James. Plans of Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Coaling Station, Free Model Railroad Plans. Accessed April 29th 2021. https://freemodelrailroadplans.com/buildings/trackside-buildings/plans-of-chesapeake-ohio-railroad-coaling-station/.
National Park Service. “Thurmond Historic Structures Assessment New River Gorge National River West Virginia.” Accessed April 29th 2021. http://www.quid-tum.com/documents/thurmond_assessment_report.pdf.
Thurmond Walking Tour, National Park Service. January 6th 2020. Accessed April 29th 2021. https://www.nps.gov/neri/learn/historyculture/thurmond-walking-tour.htm.
Abandoned. Accessed April 29th 2021. https://abandonedonline.net/location/thurmond/.
“Coaling Tower Under Construction.” Ca. 1922. National Park Service. Accessed April 29th 2021. https://www.nps.gov/media/photo/gallery-item.htm?pg=0&id=3E9984E4-155D-451F-676B224AC4047EE8&gid=3D726CBE-155D-451F-67157F056D2286BB.
Historic American Engineering Record. Accessed April 29th 2021. https://i1.wp.com/freemodelrailroadplans.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Coaling_station_sections_00002a.gif.