The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, Beckley, West Virginia

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

The Old Rahall Company Store, Home of the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine in Beckley, West Virginia

When people think about the U.S. state of West Virginia, the common things are the mountains and the coal mines. Coal mining is one of the state’s top industries. One of the places you can experience life in the coal mine is at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine in the city of Beckley.

You have coal mine tours, and you have the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine Tour.

Some of you are saying, “Yeah, yeah, yeah! I have seen this so many times. You go into the coal mine. They tell you about the coal mining. Then you leave. I have seen this many times.”

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. As you arrive, you will see something completely different. The first thing you will see is the Rahall Company Store…

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