Thurmond, West Virginia (WV) 

From the late-1800's through the first half of the Twentieth Century Thurmond, West Virginia (WV) was a major shipping point on the the C&O Railway with    hundreds of railroad cars of "smokeless" coal passing off the coalfields of Thurmond's branch line railroads each day.  Today Thurmond is the smallest city in West Virginia, with a population of seven people.

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Railroad Avenue, Thurmond, West Virginia (WV)
The "Main Streets" of the town of Thurmond were actually the railroad tracks of the C&O Railway.

Thurmond Nation Bank,Thurmond, West Virginia (WV)
The sign in the window of the National Bank of Thurmond noted that it handled the deposits of the C&O Railway - circa early-1900's.

Engine House at Thurmond, West Virginia (WV)
The Chesapeake & Ohio Railway engine house at Thurmond, WV where countless steam locomotives were serviced during the first half of the Twentieth Century - circa 1960's.

Depot at Thurmond, West Virginia (WV)
One of the most famous stations on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway -- the Thurmond Depot - circa 1960's.
Railroad Avenue, Thurmond, West Virginia (WV)
"Railroad Avenue" in Thurmond, West Virginia - the history of the town and the railroad are virtually one and same - circa early 1900's.
Dun Glen Hotel, Thurmond, West Virginia (WV)
Located in the heart of the New River Gorge the Dun Glen Hotel provided accommodations to travelers for three decades.
Thurmond Hotel, Thurmond, West Virginia (WV)
Another hotel, the Thurmond Hotel, was located in Thurmond's business section - circa early-1900's.

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