Coketon/C78.5
Coketon/C78.5






First topo map is a spilt map of 1926(left) and 1921(right) joined at the center of Thomas at the horizontal line. Second topo map is from 2012 and still shows the railroad.

In the 1880s and '90s, former Senator Henry Gassaway Davis's Davis Coal and Coke Company, worked over 1,000 coke ovens and 9 coal mines within one mile of their central office at Coketon.


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Looking west and east at the former road crossing just east of Coketon. (September 9, 2009)

The original Coketon Station pictured in 1917. (thanks to Warren Hart for photo)

Coketon in 1960 and again in the late 1970's or early 1980's as a string of Chessie geep's drift down through the curves at Coketon. (Chessie, Warren Hart photo)

These two photos are of a cab ride on the eastbound Bayard Turn in May of 1983. The two photos were taken between Douglas and Thomas. The photos are looking back on the wood chips and pulpwood cars placed before the loaded coal hoppers. In the second photo you can see 2 of the 4 mid-train helpers looking down the straight stretch of track alongside the coke ovens at Douglas/Coketon. (Jack Brown photos, May 1983)




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