112 pages, 165 illustrations. A look at mines, towns, trains, and people that were involved in transportation of coal from mine to market on C&O in the period 1945-1960. Chapters include Background; Coal Fields Motive Power; Coal Fields Rolling Stock; C&O Coal Operations; Coal Towns; Mines & Tipples. Most photos are from C&O official files and illustrate every aspect of coal mining and transportation. Maps show branches and their relationship to the whole C&O coal hauling scheme. Ideal for C&O fans, modelers, and those interested in the coal fields of Appalachia. By Thomas W. Dixon Jr.