Pocahontas/ j in passenger service

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Sat Sep 23 18:09:07 EDT 2006

I can't address the water issue, but as for coal, the engine was intended to
go all the way to Cincinnati. There, N&W paid CUT (Cincinnati Union
to coal during the layover. Rather than pay inflated prices to CUT, N&W
experimented with topping off at Prichard westbound, turning at Cincinnati
coal service, and returning to Prichard to coal eastbound. It involved
fitting the
tenders of the Class Js with coal boards.

Former Governor Holton's brother, Van, was assigned to this trial and told me
that there were too many instances where the "J" barely made it back to
Harry Bundy
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