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This is a small section of a USGS topographic map, surveyed 1911, showing the towns of Mt. Hope, Kilsyth, and Macdonald, and the coal camps of Turkey Knob, and Dunloup.

1894-95 map of Mt. Hope and vicinity

Comparing the rail lines in the area on the 1916 map (above) with the 1894-95 map (at right) gives some insight into the expansion of rail lines in the area during that 16 year period. By 1911 the railroad lines had been extensively developed through the coal lands in the small valley in the vicinity of Mount Hope. The Kanawha, Glen Jean & Eastern Railway (KGJ&E) had built a set of yard tracks at Kilsyth along the flood plain of Dunloup Creek and had built a line along Sugar Creek that ran to the town of Pax. The KGJ&E had also extended its line along Dunloup Creek into Raleigh County. The White Oak Railway had also completed its line between Macdonald along the opposite side of Dunloup Creek into Raleigh County.

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