N&W in 1903 -- Strange Accident

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Thanks. I had no idea that the N&W offered commuter service in the early days.

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Gordon: The N&W ran commuter trains in Portsmouth, basically Sciotoville to Portsmouth based on old Scioto Valley Ry schedules. In Cincinnati, the N&W ran commuter trains from Batavia to downtown Cincinnati based on old Cincinnati & Eastern schedules that were continued through the Ohio & Northwestern and Cincinnati, Portsmouth & Virginia days. These lasted only until about 1920-1921.

Where the heck Hearon is, I couldn't tell you.

Gary Rolih



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Portsmouth, O., Dec. 3. -- A Norfolk and Western passenger train came in collision at Hearon today with a commuter train taking a hundred people to work. Several passengers will die and many are reported seriously injured.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

December 4, 1903

[Does anyone know where Hearon was? What "commuter train" did the N&W operate? Finally, I did not see any follow-up articles in the Bluefield newspaper about this accident. Strange!]

Gordon Hamilton


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