Abandoned coke ovens and larry cars on the track above, western PA, circa 2000.
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A coal extractor sits in ruins in front of Coke ovens with larry cars on the track above. The ovens are abandoned and overgrown with weeds.

Credit: Courtesy of Chris DellaMea,

Today, southwestern Pennsylvania remains dotted with the crumbling remains of thousands of old coke works that once lit up the region's nighttime skies.

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