1922 and 2012 topo maps. Notice all the mines in the Shaw area in 1922.

Shaw is now under water due the construction of Bloomington Lake. Shaw was once a WM Train-Order Office with a 125 car capacity siding and a 67 car sidetrack.

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Trackside at the Shaw Sation in 1917. Notice the water tower, Railway Express sign, and timetable board on station. (thanks to Warren Hart for photo)

Another front and rear view of the orginial Shaw station in 1917. (thanks to Warren Hart for photo)

Same station as above but after rebuilt. This photo was taken in 1956. Notice the concrete retaining wall slopping down to the river from the tracks. This photo is looking east. (thanks to Warren Hart for photo)

A westbound view of the rebuilt Shaw station. (thanks to Warren Hart for photo)

An aerial photo taken of Shaw and the surronding area before Bloomington Lake was constructed. Notice the new railroad grade in the upper left of the photo. It's very surprising that Shaw doesn't seem that far down in the valley from the new railroad grade. Perhaps with a low water Shaw may not be that far under water in that case. Notice along the tracks the two coal loaders. Even seems to be a spur into the lumber operation at the bottom of the photo. (photo from

Three seperate photos of Randolph Jennings Lake formally Bloomington Lake. Shaw is now in the center of the lake at the bottom. (12.29.2010)

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