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The main coal mined in this coal field has been the No. 6 (Middle Kittanning) coal, which is between 42 and 60 inches thick in this area. Other coal seams mined include No. 3B (Tionesta), No. 4 (Brookeville, mostly in Stark County), and No. 5 (Lower Kittanning). Another name for the Goshen Coalfied was the Middle Ohio Coalfield. The Goshen Field was served by the Pennsylvania and Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroads, among others.



Coal company town of Wainwright, Ohio. A few of these company houses are still in existence today. Wainwright was named after coal operator R.H. Wainwright, who also owned mines in the Massillon Coalfield. Later the mine was owned by the Midvale Goshen Coal Co. In 1930 the Wainwright mine was inundated with water and closed. (Image courtesy of Joe Krocker)


Former coal company houses at Roswell, Ohio. (Image from Google Street View)


This coal preparation plant in Tuscarawas County, Goshen Coalfield, is a blast from the past. A new electric magnet has just been installed over the crusher in the center of the photo. (Sep. 2003 image by author)


As this picture, taken at the same prep plant as the photo above, illustrates, the raw coal conveyor still has a gob-picking station on it. (Sep. 2003 image by author)


The plant in Tuscarawas County is still using a jig to wash the coal. (Sep. 2003 image by author)


A modern day deep mine in a box cut in Tuscarawas County. The mine is operated by Tusky Coal, LLC. Note the structural steel canopy over the mine portals which is now more popular than the old style concrete or brick. Also note the beltline dumping onto a portable stacking conveyor. (2004 image by others)


Former coal company houses near Barnhill. (Image from Google Street View)


Ruins of the coal mine that was at Barnhill. (Image from Google Street View)

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