locked Re: St Charles Branch Coal Loader Info

George Eichelberger

Here is one page from a report listing many/all(?) active coal mines on the Southern in 1974. It covers both the St. Charles line on the Appalachia Div. and the Interstate.

There are many files discussing coal in the SRHA archives. Some have been scanned but much more research is needed. One topic is the Southern's coal pier at Charleston. It loaded ship for domestic and international destinations as well a "bunker" coal for the ships. At one time, coal fired ships of all kind would dock at the pier for bunker coal as they left port. Most of the Charleston coal came from the Appalachia/St. Charles mines down through Asheville and Saluda.


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